Arcadia University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$40,260

3.5% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$27,471

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2.8%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

63.3%

8,984 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

3,785

72.9% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

61.1%

337 Graduates

About

Arcadia University is a higher education institution located in Montgomery County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Arcadia University were General Biological Sciences (78 degrees awarded), General Psychology (58 degrees), and International Business, Trade, & Commerce (42 degrees).

In 2016, 1,093 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Arcadia University. 72.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 27.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (727 degrees), 4.78 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (152 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Arcadia University is $40,260, which is $20,100 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Arcadia University is $40,260, which is $20,100 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,471.

In 2016, 93% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 55% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$40,260

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Arcadia University was $40,260. The cost of tuition at Arcadia University is $20,100 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$27,471

2016 Value

3.15%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Arcadia University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,471. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Arcadia University grew by 3.15%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,675

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Arcadia University was of $15,675 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 1.01% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

93%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

55%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Arcadia University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.06% with respect to 2015, when 94% 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.

2.8%

2015 Default Rate

30

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Arcadia University was 2.8%, which represents 30 out of the 1073 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

Arcadia University received 8,984 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 6.81% annual decline. Out of those 8,984 applicants, 5,684 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 63.3% acceptance rate.

There were 3,785 students enrolled at Arcadia University in 2016, and 87% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Arcadia University has an overall enrollment yield of 10.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

63.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

5,684

Accepted Out of 8,984

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Arcadia University was 63.3% (5,684 admissions from 8,984 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 59.3%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -6.81%, while admissions declined by -0.508%.

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SAT Scores

87%

Submission Percentage

520

Scores Submitted

87% of enrolled first-time students at Arcadia University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Arcadia University has a total enrollment of 3,785 students. The full-time enrollment at Arcadia University is 2,759 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,026. This means that 72.9% of students enrolled at Arcadia University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Arcadia University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.5% White, 8.75% Black or African American, 6.39% Hispanic or Latino, 5.73% Asian, 3.41% Two or More Races, 0.264% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.159% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Arcadia University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (47.4%), followed by White Male (20.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.05%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (53.3%), followed by White Male (16.8%) and Asian Female (5.88%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

72.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Arcadia University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,785 students. The full-time enrollment at Arcadia University is 2,759 and the part-time enrollment is 1,026. This means that 72.9% of students enrolled at Arcadia University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%

2016 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 Arcadia University was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Arcadia University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,443

  2. Black or African American

    331

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    242

The enrolled student population at Arcadia University is 64.5% White, 8.75% Black or African American, 6.39% Hispanic or Latino, 5.73% Asian, 3.41% Two or More Races, 0.264% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.159% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 266 students (7.03%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 495 more women than men received degrees from Arcadia University. The majority of degree recipients at Arcadia University are white (727 degrees awarded). There were 4.78 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (152 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Arcadia University is General Biological Sciences (78 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (58 degrees) and International Business, Trade, & Commerce (42 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Arcadia University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are English (50 degrees awarded), Biology (91 degrees), and Education (176 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Arcadia University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,026,432 people), Physicians & surgeons (438,144 people), Secondary school teachers (363,259 people), Education administrators (298,734 people), and Postsecondary teachers (279,224 people).

The most specialized majors at Arcadia University are English (50 degrees awarded), Biology (91 degrees), Education (176 degrees), Library Science (3 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (50 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 Arcadia University are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Arcadia University are English (50 degrees awarded), Biology (91 degrees), Education (176 degrees), Library Science (3 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (50 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 Arcadia University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,016,763 people), Hospitals (646,250 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (549,091 people), Offices of physicians (199,735 people), and Computer Systems Design (133,879 people).

The most specialized majors at Arcadia University are English (50 degrees awarded), Biology (91 degrees), Education (176 degrees), Library Science (3 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (50 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 Arcadia University.

Most Common

  1. 78 degrees awarded

  2. 58 degrees awarded

  3. 42 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Arcadia University was General Biological Sciences with 78 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 299

  2. 794

In 2016, 299 degrees were awarded to men at Arcadia University, which is 0.377 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (794).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 54 degrees were awarded to men at Arcadia University in International Business, Trade, & Commerce, which is 1.17 times more than the 46 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 90 degrees were awarded to women at Arcadia University in Physical Therapy, which is 2.2 times more than the 41 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

50%

100% Completion Time

60%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 50% of students graduating from Arcadia University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 60% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% 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.

Black or African American Female

Highest Graduation Rate (72.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Arcadia University is Female and Black or African American (72.4% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 6.82% of graduates (23 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    727 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    152 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    70 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Arcadia University is white (727 degrees awarded). There were 4.78 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (152 degrees).

13.9% of degree recipients (152 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    534 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    193 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    47 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Arcadia University is white female (534 degrees awarded). There were 2.77 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (193 degrees).

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Operations

Arcadia University has an endowment valued at nearly $67.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-1.39M (-2.06%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Arcadia University had a total expenditure of $127M. Of that $127M, they spent $37.2M on salaries and $127M on benefits.

Arcadia University employs 77 Assistant professors, 51 Associate professors, and 29 Professors. Most academics at Arcadia University are Female Assistant professors (52), Female Associate professors(33), and Male Assistant professors (25).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Arcadia University are: Management, with 67 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 62 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 60 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$67.7M

2015 Endowment

1.67%

decline from 2014

Arcadia University has an endowment valued at about $67.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Arcadia University declined 1.67% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $38.9M 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. $684k - Federal

  2. $477k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Arcadia University received $684k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $477k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$37.2M

Salary Expenditure

$127M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Arcadia University had a total expenditure of $127M. Of that $127M, they spent $37.2M on salaries and $127M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$37.2M

2015 Salaries

17.7%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Arcadia University paid a median of $37.2M in salaries, which represents 29.2% of their overall expenditure ($127M) and a 17.7% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.76% growth from 2013 and a 2.27% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$12.8M

Instructional Salaries

171

Number of Employees

In 2015, Arcadia University paid a total of $12.8M to 171 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

77 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

67 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Arcadia University were Assistant professor with 77 employees; Associate professor with 51 employees; and Associate professor with 29 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Arcadia University were Management with 67 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 62 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 60 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Arcadia University was Female Assistant professor with 52 employees, Female Associate professor with 33 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 25 employees.

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

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