Lock Haven University

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2021 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,716
2021 Average Net Price
$15,947
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.5%
on Student Loans
2021 Acceptance Rate
95%
2,096 Applicants
2021 Enrolled Students
2,920
83.1% Full-Time

About

Lock Haven University is a higher education institution located in Clinton County, PA. In 2021, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Lock Haven University were Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (77 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (60 degrees), and Registered Nursing (48 degrees).

In 2021, 731 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lock Haven University. 64.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (621 degrees), 15.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (39 degrees).

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

Costs

In 2021, the median undergraduate tuition at Lock Haven University is $7,716

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,947.

In 2021, 69% of undergraduate students attending Lock Haven University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 66% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,716
2021 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2021, the cost of tuition at Lock Haven University was $7,716.

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Average Net Price

$15,947
2021 Value
18.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2021 Lock Haven University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,947. Between 2020 and 2021, the average net price of Lock Haven University grew by 18.3%.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

69%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
66%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

69% of undergraduate students at Lock Haven University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2021. This represents a growth of 1.47% with respect to 2020, when 68% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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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.
2.5%
2019 Default Rate
116
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Lock Haven University was 2.5%, which represents 116 out of the 4638 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

Lock Haven University received 2,096 undergraduate applications in 2021.

There were 2,920 students enrolled at Lock Haven University in 2021. 43% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lock Haven University has an overall enrollment yield of 26.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

95%
Acceptance Rate in 2021
1,991
Accepted Out of 2,096

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SAT Scores

43%
Submission Percentage (2021)
224
Scores Submitted (2021)

43% of enrolled first-time students at Lock Haven University in 2021 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Lock Haven University had a total enrollment of 2,920 students in 2021. The full-time enrollment at Lock Haven University is 2,427 students and the part-time enrollment is 493. This means that 83.1% of students enrolled at Lock Haven University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lock Haven University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 85.5% White, 6.3% Black or African American, 3.73% Hispanic or Latino, 1.3% Asian, 0.479% Two or More Races, 0.377% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.103% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Lock Haven University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (52.3%), followed by White Male (33.3%) and Black or African American Male (4.56%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (58.1%), followed by White Male (26.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.89%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lock Haven University in 2021, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,920 students. The full-time enrollment at Lock Haven University is 2,427 and the part-time enrollment is 493. This means that 83.1% of students enrolled at Lock Haven University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
2021 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 Lock Haven University was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Lock Haven University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2021)
  1. White
    2,496 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    184 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    109 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Lock Haven University is 85.5% White, 6.3% Black or African American, 3.73% Hispanic or Latino, 1.3% Asian, 0.479% Two or More Races, 0.377% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.103% 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, 49 students (1.68%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2021, 207 more women than men received degrees from Lock Haven University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Lock Haven University is white (621 degrees awarded). There were 15.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (39 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Lock Haven University is Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (77 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (60 degrees) and Registered Nursing (48 degrees).

In 2021,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Lock Haven University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (113 degrees awarded), Protective Services (67 degrees), and Health (262 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lock Haven University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,639,335 people), Other managers (2,238,430 people), Registered nurses (1,850,364 people), Software developers (1,446,628 people), and Accountants & auditors (1,374,574 people).

The most specialized majors at Lock Haven University in 2021 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (113 degrees awarded), Protective Services (67 degrees), Health (262 degrees), Physical Sciences (13 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (24 degrees) (as of 2021).

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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 Lock Haven University are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Lock Haven University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (113 degrees awarded), Protective Services (67 degrees), Health (262 degrees), Physical Sciences (13 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (24 degrees) (as of 2021).

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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 Lock Haven University are Elementary & secondary schools (5,586,329 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,275,256 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (2,452,532 people), Computer Systems Design (2,343,824 people), and Construction (1,303,670 people).

The most specialized majors at Lock Haven University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (113 degrees awarded), Protective Services (67 degrees), Health (262 degrees), Physical Sciences (13 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (24 degrees) (as of 2021).

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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 Lock Haven University.

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lock Haven University was Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences with 77 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

262
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2021
469
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2021

In 2021, 262 degrees were awarded to men at Lock Haven University, which is 0.559 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (469).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2021, 30 degrees were awarded to men at Lock Haven University in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration, which is 0.811 times less than the 37 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2021, 96 degrees were awarded to men at Lock Haven University in Registered Nursing, which is 6 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2021 at Lock Haven University is Female and Asian (80% 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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2021)
  1. White
    621 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    39 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    24 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lock Haven University is white (621 degrees awarded). There were 15.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (39 degrees).

1.5% of degree recipients (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2021)
  1. White Female
    401 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    220 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    24 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Lock Haven University is white female (401 degrees awarded). There were 1.82 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (220 degrees).

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Operations

Lock Haven University has an endowment valued at nearly $22.9M, as of the end of the 2021 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 685k (2.99%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2021, Lock Haven University had a total salary expenditure of 84.1M. Lock Haven University employs 76 Professors, 43 Associate professors and 36 Assistant professors. Most academics at Lock Haven University are Male Professor (43), Female Professor (33), and Male Associate professor (23).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lock Haven University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 61 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 49 employees, and Service with 46 employees.

Endowment

$22.9M
2021 Endowment
16.6%
growth from 2020

Lock Haven University has an endowment valued at about $22.9M, as of the end of the 2021 fiscal year. The endowment of Lock Haven University grew 16.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $23.7M lower 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$38.1M
2021 Salaries
1.74%
decline from 2020

In 2021, Lock Haven University paid a median of $38.1M in salaries, which represents 45.3% of their overall expenditure ($84.1M) and a 1.74% 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

$16M
Instructional Salaries
162
Number of Employees

In 2021, Lock Haven University paid a total of $16M to 162 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.1% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
76 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
61 Employees

In 2021, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lock Haven University were Professor with 76 employees, Associate professor with 43 employees, and Assistant professor with 36 employees.

In 2021, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lock Haven University were Business and Financial Operations with 61 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 49 employees, and Service with 46 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2021)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2021, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lock Haven University was Male Professor with 43 employees, Female Professor with 33 employees, and Male Associate professor with 23 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Lock Haven University.

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