Point Park University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$34,880
2.98% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$24,702
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.82%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
82%
6,033 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
3,288
71.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
58.8%
355 Graduates

About

Point Park University is a higher education institution located in Allegheny County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Point Park University were General Dance (78 degrees awarded), Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (53 degrees), and Cinematography & Film Production (39 degrees).

In 2022, 1,013 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Point Park University. 64.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (763 degrees), 6.81 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (112 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Point Park University is $34,880, which is $10,884 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Point Park University is $34,880, which is $10,884 more 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 $24,702.

In 2022, 99% of undergraduate students attending Point Park University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 76% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$34,880
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Point Park University was $34,880. The cost of tuition at Point Park University is $10,884 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$24,702
2022 Value
1.21%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Point Park University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,702. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Point Park University grew by 1.21%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,575
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Point Park University was of $7,575 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.61% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
76%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Point Park University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 6.45% with respect to 2021, when 93% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.82%
2019 Default Rate
23
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Point Park University was 1.82%, which represents 23 out of the 1265 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Point Park University received 6,033 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 0.708% annual growth. Out of those 6,033 applicants, 4,950 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82% acceptance rate.

There were 3,288 students enrolled at Point Park University in 2022. 24% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Point Park University has an overall enrollment yield of 11.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
4,950
Accepted Out of 6,033

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Point Park University was 82% (4,950 admissions from 6,033 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 82.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 0.708%, while admissions declined by −1.04%..

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SAT Scores

24%
Submission Percentage (2022)
135
Scores Submitted (2022)

24% of enrolled first-time students at Point Park University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Point Park University had a total enrollment of 3,288 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Point Park University is 2,340 students and the part-time enrollment is 948. This means that 71.2% of students enrolled at Point Park University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Point Park University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67.6% White, 12.7% Black or African American, 10.1% Hispanic or Latino, 3.59% Two or More Races, 1.89% Asian, 0.122% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0912% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Point Park University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (44.3%), followed by White Male (21.9%) and Black or African American Female (7.37%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.3%), followed by White Male (21.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (7.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

71.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Point Park University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,288 students. The full-time enrollment at Point Park University is 2,340 and the part-time enrollment is 948. This means that 71.2% of students enrolled at Point Park University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
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 Point Park University was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Point Park University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,223 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    419 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    332 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Point Park University is 67.6% White, 12.7% Black or African American, 10.1% Hispanic or Latino, 3.59% Two or More Races, 1.89% Asian, 0.122% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0912% 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, 27 students (0.821%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 285 more women than men received degrees from Point Park University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Point Park University is white (763 degrees awarded). There were 6.81 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (112 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Point Park University is General Dance (78 degrees awarded), followed by Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (53 degrees) and Cinematography & Film Production (39 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Point Park University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Applied Sciences (18 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (219 degrees), and Communication Technologies (17 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Point Park University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,761,226 people), Accountants & auditors (1,062,955 people), Other managers (838,264 people), Secondary school teachers (545,267 people), and Financial managers (519,312 people).

The most specialized majors at Point Park University in 2022 are Applied Sciences (18 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (219 degrees), Communication Technologies (17 degrees), Education (273 degrees), and Protective Services (50 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 Point Park University are Surgeons, Physicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Point Park University are Applied Sciences (18 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (219 degrees), Communication Technologies (17 degrees), Education (273 degrees), and Protective Services (50 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 Point Park University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,253,478 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (638,355 people), Computer Systems Design (605,694 people), Banking & related activities (527,337 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (521,332 people).

The most specialized majors at Point Park University are Applied Sciences (18 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (219 degrees), Communication Technologies (17 degrees), Education (273 degrees), and Protective Services (50 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 Point Park University.

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Point Park University was General Dance with 78 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

364
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
649
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 364 degrees were awarded to men at Point Park University, which is 0.561 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (649).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 47 degrees were awarded to men at Point Park University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.734 times less than the 64 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 91 degrees were awarded to men at Point Park University in General Educational Leadership & Administration, which is 2.12 times more than the 43 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

49%
100% Completion Time
55%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 49% of students graduating from Point Park University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Point Park University 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% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    763 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    112 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    62 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Point Park University is white (763 degrees awarded). There were 6.81 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (112 degrees).

0.691% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    495 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    268 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    77 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Point Park University is white female (495 degrees awarded). There were 1.85 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (268 degrees).

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Operations

Point Park University has an endowment valued at nearly $50.1M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−8.47%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Point Park University had a total salary expenditure of 86.4M. Point Park University employs 55 Professors, 36 Associate professors and 25 Assistant professors. Most academics at Point Park University are Male Professor (33), Female Professor (22), and Male Associate professor (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Point Park University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 56 employees, Management, with 54 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 53 employees.

Endowment

$50.1M
2022 Endowment
12.9%
decline from 2021

Point Park University has an endowment valued at about $50.1M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Point Park University declined 12.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.54M 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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Salary Expenditure

$33M
2022 Salaries
2.3%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Point Park University paid a median of $33M in salaries, which represents 38.2% of their overall expenditure ($86.4M) and a 2.3% growth 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

$10.7M
Instructional Salaries
131
Number of Employees

In 2022, Point Park University paid a total of $10.7M to 131 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.5% 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
55 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
56 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Point Park University were Professor with 55 employees, Associate professor with 36 employees, and Assistant professor with 25 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Point Park University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 56 employees, Management with 54 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 53 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Point Park University was Male Professor with 33 employees, Female Professor with 22 employees, and Male Associate professor with 19 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Point Park University.

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