Pennsylvania State University-World Campus

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$13,484

2.35% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$18,194

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

4.93%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

66.8%

5,308 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

14,301

20.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

26.2%

11 Graduates

About

Pennsylvania State University-World Campus is a higher education institution located in Centre County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus were General Business (163 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (158 degrees), and General Psychology (145 degrees).

In 2017, 3,246 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus. 47.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 52.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,315 degrees), 9.49 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (244 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus is $13,484, which is $-7,249 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus is $13,484, which is $-7,249 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,194.

In 2017, 67% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 51% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$13,484

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus was $13,484. The cost of tuition at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus is $-7,249 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$18,194

2017 Value

21.3%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Pennsylvania State University-World Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,194. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Pennsylvania State University-World Campus grew by 21.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,230

Room and Board

$1,840

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus was of $11,230 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,840. The cost of room and board increased by 2.78% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

67%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

51%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

67% of undergraduate students at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 10.7% with respect to 2016, when 75% 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.

4.93%

2016 Default Rate

919

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus was 4.93%, which represents 919 out of the 18631 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-World Campus received 5,308 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 240% annual growth. Out of those 5,308 applicants, 3,545 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 66.8% acceptance rate.

There were 14,301 students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus in 2017, and 22% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Pennsylvania State University-World Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 8.41%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

66.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

3,545

Accepted Out of 5,308

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Pennsylvania State University-World Campus was 66.8% (3,545 admissions from 5,308 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 57.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 240%, while admissions grew by 295%.

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SAT Scores

22%

Submission Percentage

66

Scores Submitted

22% of enrolled first-time students at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Pennsylvania State University-World Campus has a total enrollment of 14,301 students. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus is 2,946 students and the part-time enrollment is 11,355. This means that 20.6% of students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.4% White, 9.24% Hispanic or Latino, 6.82% Black or African American, 4.64% Asian, 3.69% Two or More Races, 0.259% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.238% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (36.7%), followed by White Male (29.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.89%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (31.8%), followed by White Male (28.7%) and Black or African American Female (7.45%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

20.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,301 students. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus is 2,946 and the part-time enrollment is 11,355. This means that 20.6% of students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

54%

2017 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-World Campus was 54%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Pennsylvania State University-World Campus had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    9,785

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,321

  3. Black or African American

    976

The enrolled student population at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus is 68.4% White, 9.24% Hispanic or Latino, 6.82% Black or African American, 4.64% Asian, 3.69% Two or More Races, 0.259% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.238% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 525 students (3.67%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 186 fewer women than men received degrees from Pennsylvania State University-World Campus. The majority of degree recipients at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus are white (2,315 degrees awarded). There were 9.49 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (244 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus is General Business (163 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (158 degrees) and General Psychology (145 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Math & Statistics (121 degrees awarded), Agriculture (80 degrees), and Protective Services (276 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 Pennsylvania State University-World Campus are Software developers (490,098 people), Other managers (354,610 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (328,624 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (223,494 people), and Computer occupations, all other (163,257 people).

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus are Math & Statistics (121 degrees awarded), Agriculture (80 degrees), Protective Services (276 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (339 degrees), and Social Sciences (272 degrees).

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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 Pennsylvania State University-World Campus are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus are Math & Statistics (121 degrees awarded), Agriculture (80 degrees), Protective Services (276 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (339 degrees), and Social Sciences (272 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 Pennsylvania State University-World Campus are Computer Systems Design (647,718 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (458,199 people), Elementary & secondary schools (451,731 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (377,877 people), and Legal services (282,569 people).

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus are Math & Statistics (121 degrees awarded), Agriculture (80 degrees), Protective Services (276 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (339 degrees), and Social Sciences (272 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 Pennsylvania State University-World Campus.

Most Common

  1. 163 degrees awarded

  2. 158 degrees awarded

  3. 145 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus was General Business with 163 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,716

  2. 1,530

In 2017, 1,716 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus, which is 1.12 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,530).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 171 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus in Other Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods, which is 3.29 times more than the 52 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 150 degrees were awarded to women at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus in Registered Nursing, which is 10.7 times more than the 14 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%

100% Completion Time

25%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 25% of students graduating from Pennsylvania State University-World Campus completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 25% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 25% 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.

White Male

Highest Graduation Rate (57.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus is Male and White (57.1% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,315 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    244 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    205 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus is white (2,315 degrees awarded). There were 9.49 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (244 degrees).

3.11% of degree recipients (101 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    1,234 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    1,081 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    129 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus is white male (1,234 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (1,081 degrees).

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Operations

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The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 102 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 89 employees, and Management with 70 employees.

Finances

Endowment

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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. $N/A - Federal

  2. $N/A - State

  3. $N/A - Local

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

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The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$N/A

Instructional Salaries

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Number of Employees

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This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus.

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