Cedar Crest College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$37,492

3.5% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$21,174

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.37%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

63.3%

1,208 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,664

60% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

50.4%

59 Graduates

About

Cedar Crest College is a higher education institution located in Lehigh County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Cedar Crest College were Registered Nursing (108 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (28 degrees), and General Psychology (25 degrees).

In 2017, 498 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Cedar Crest College. 92.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 7.43% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (325 degrees), 6.63 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (49 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Cedar Crest College is $37,492, which is $12,298 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Cedar Crest College is $37,492, which is $12,298 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,174.

In 2017, 72% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 80% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$37,492

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Cedar Crest College was $37,492. The cost of tuition at Cedar Crest College is $12,298 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$21,174

2017 Value

10.1%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Cedar Crest College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,174. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Cedar Crest College grew by 10.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,933

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Cedar Crest College was of $10,933 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 1.56% 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

72%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

80%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

72% of undergraduate students at Cedar Crest College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.37% with respect to 2016, when 73% 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.

5.37%

2016 Default Rate

29

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Cedar Crest College was 5.37%, which represents 29 out of the 540 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

Cedar Crest College received 1,208 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 1.26% annual growth. Out of those 1,208 applicants, 765 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 63.3% acceptance rate.

There were 1,664 students enrolled at Cedar Crest College in 2017, and 94% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Cedar Crest College has an overall enrollment yield of 27.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

63.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

765

Accepted Out of 1,208

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Cedar Crest College was 63.3% (765 admissions from 1,208 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 66.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 1.26%, while admissions declined by -3.53%.

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SAT Scores

94%

Submission Percentage

201

Scores Submitted

94% of enrolled first-time students at Cedar Crest College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Cedar Crest College has a total enrollment of 1,664 students. The full-time enrollment at Cedar Crest College is 998 students and the part-time enrollment is 666. This means that 60% of students enrolled at Cedar Crest College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Cedar Crest College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59% White, 13.6% Hispanic or Latino, 8.41% Black or African American, 2.76% Asian, 1.14% Two or More Races, 0.361% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0601% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Cedar Crest College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (57.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (11.4%) and Black or African American Female (8.81%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (55.2%), followed by White Male (13.4%) and Asian Male (2.99%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

60%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Cedar Crest College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,664 students. The full-time enrollment at Cedar Crest College is 998 and the part-time enrollment is 666. This means that 60% of students enrolled at Cedar Crest College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%

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 Cedar Crest College was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Cedar Crest College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    982

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    226

  3. Black or African American

    140

The enrolled student population at Cedar Crest College is 59% White, 13.6% Hispanic or Latino, 8.41% Black or African American, 2.76% Asian, 1.14% Two or More Races, 0.361% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0601% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 113 students (6.79%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 424 more women than men received degrees from Cedar Crest College. The majority of degree recipients at Cedar Crest College are white (325 degrees awarded). There were 6.63 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (49 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Cedar Crest College is Registered Nursing (108 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (28 degrees) and General Psychology (25 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Cedar Crest College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (31 degrees awarded), English (12 degrees), and Health (190 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 Cedar Crest College are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,011,817 people), Registered nurses (1,361,584 people), Secondary school teachers (343,597 people), Education administrators (304,989 people), and Social workers, all other (239,973 people).

The most specialized majors at Cedar Crest College are Public Administration and Social Service (31 degrees awarded), English (12 degrees), Health (190 degrees), Education (56 degrees), and Protective Services (26 degrees).

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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 Cedar Crest College are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Public relations specialists, Physicians, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Cedar Crest College are Public Administration and Social Service (31 degrees awarded), English (12 degrees), Health (190 degrees), Education (56 degrees), and Protective Services (26 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 Cedar Crest College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,112,029 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,596,768 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (465,037 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (388,612 people), and Outpatient care centers (292,916 people).

The most specialized majors at Cedar Crest College are Public Administration and Social Service (31 degrees awarded), English (12 degrees), Health (190 degrees), Education (56 degrees), and Protective Services (26 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 Cedar Crest College.

Most Common

  1. 108 degrees awarded

  2. 28 degrees awarded

  3. 25 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Cedar Crest College was Registered Nursing with 108 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 37

  2. 461

In 2017, 37 degrees were awarded to men at Cedar Crest College, which is 0.0803 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (461).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 16 degrees were awarded to men at Cedar Crest College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.485 times less than the 33 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 100 degrees were awarded to women at Cedar Crest College in Registered Nursing, which is 12.5 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

43%

100% Completion Time

58%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 43% of students graduating from Cedar Crest College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 58% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 59% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Cedar Crest College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 1.69% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    325 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    49 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    46 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Cedar Crest College is white (325 degrees awarded). There were 6.63 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (49 degrees).

9.24% of degree recipients (46 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    307 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Female

    45 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    42 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Cedar Crest College is white female (307 degrees awarded). There were 6.82 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (45 degrees).

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Operations

Cedar Crest College has an endowment valued at nearly $32M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.38M (13.7%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Cedar Crest College had a total salary expenditure of $33.6M. Cedar Crest College employs 21 Assistant professors, 20 Professors, and 18 Instructors. Most academics at Cedar Crest College are Female Instructors (17), Female Assistant professors(14), and Female Professors (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cedar Crest College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 51 employees, Management, with 33 employees, and Service with 19 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$32M

2017 Endowment

15.1%

growth from 2016

Cedar Crest College has an endowment valued at about $32M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Cedar Crest College grew 15.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.16M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $297k - Federal

  2. $334k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Cedar Crest College received $297k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $334k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$15.7M

2017 Salaries

5.24%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Cedar Crest College paid a median of $15.7M in salaries, which represents 46.7% of their overall expenditure ($33.6M) and a 5.24% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.372% decline from 2015 and a 2.89% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.33M

Instructional Salaries

76

Number of Employees

In 2017, Cedar Crest College paid a total of $5.33M to 76 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

21 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

51 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Cedar Crest College were Assistant professor with 21 employees; Professor with 20 employees; and Professor with 18 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cedar Crest College were Office and Administrative Support with 51 employees; Management with 33 employees; and Service with 19 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Cedar Crest College was Female Instructor with 17 employees, Female Assistant professor with 14 employees, and Female Professor with 12 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Cedar Crest College.

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