Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$14,624
2022 Average Net Price
$16,594
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.42%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
94%
2,297 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
875
94.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
33.5%
78 Graduates

About

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) is a higher education institution located in Lackawanna County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) were Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing (44 degrees awarded), General Business (30 degrees), and General Psychology (22 degrees).

In 2022, 167 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652). 56.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (139 degrees), 9.93 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (14 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) is $14,624, which is $−13,706 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) is $14,624, which is $−13,706 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,594.

In 2022, 81% of undergraduate students attending Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 59% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$14,624
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) was $14,624. The cost of tuition at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) is $−13,706 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$16,594
2022 Value
5.15%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,594. Between 2018 and 2022, the average net price of Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) grew by 5.15%.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

81%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
59%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

81% of undergraduate students at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 4.71% with respect to 2018, when 85% 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.
1.42%
2019 Default Rate
254
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) was 1.42%, which represents 254 out of the 17838 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 Scranton (214652) received 2,297 undergraduate applications in 2022.

There were 875 students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) in 2022. 28% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) has an overall enrollment yield of 10.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

94%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,159
Accepted Out of 2,297

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SAT Scores

28%
Submission Percentage (2022)
63
Scores Submitted (2022)

28% of enrolled first-time students at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) had a total enrollment of 875 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) is 824 students and the part-time enrollment is 51. This means that 94.2% of students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652), both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.3% White, 12.7% Hispanic or Latino, 10.5% Asian, 5.37% Black or African American, 2.74% Two or More Races, and 0.343% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (35.6%), followed by White Female (30.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (6.31%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 875 students. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) is 824 and the part-time enrollment is 51. This means that 94.2% of students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%
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 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    580 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    111 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    92 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) is 66.3% White, 12.7% Hispanic or Latino, 10.5% Asian, 5.37% Black or African American, 2.74% Two or More Races, and 0.343% 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 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% 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, 10 students (1.14%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 21 more women than men received degrees from Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) is white (139 degrees awarded). There were 9.93 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (14 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) is Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing (44 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (30 degrees) and General Psychology (22 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (8 degrees awarded), Psychology (22 degrees), and English (5 degrees).

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 Scranton (214652) are Accountants & auditors (1,070,612 people), Other managers (894,660 people), Software developers (685,536 people), Financial managers (529,965 people), and Chief executives & legislators (447,507 people).

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) in 2022 are Human Sciences (8 degrees awarded), Psychology (22 degrees), English (5 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (18 degrees), and Business (52 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Scranton (214652) are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Nurse anesthetists, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) are Human Sciences (8 degrees awarded), Psychology (22 degrees), English (5 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (18 degrees), and Business (52 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 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) are Computer Systems Design (1,123,709 people), Elementary & secondary schools (1,108,588 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (691,234 people), Banking & related activities (575,372 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (562,826 people).

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) are Human Sciences (8 degrees awarded), Psychology (22 degrees), English (5 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (18 degrees), and Business (52 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 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652).

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) was Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing with 44 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

73
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
94
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 73 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652), which is 0.777 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (94).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 19 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) in General Business, which is 1.58 times more than the 12 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 40 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) in Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing, which is 4.44 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%
100% Completion Time
23%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 11% of students graduating from Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 23% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 24% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (71.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) is Female and Asian (71.4% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    139 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    14 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) is white (139 degrees awarded). There were 9.93 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (14 degrees).

1.2% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    77 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    62 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) is white female (77 degrees awarded). There were 1.24 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (62 degrees).

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Operations

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) employs 28 Assistant professors, 19 Associate professors and 6 Lecturers. Most academics at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) are Female Associate professor (15), Male Assistant professor (15), and Female Assistant professor (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) are: Service, with 18 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 14 employees, and Management with 12 employees.

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
28 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
18 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) were Assistant professor with 28 employees, Associate professor with 19 employees, and Lecturer with 6 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) were Service with 18 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 14 employees, and Management with 12 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652) was Female Associate professor with 15 employees, Male Assistant professor with 15 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 13 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton (214652).

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