Chatham University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$37,363
3% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$26,320
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
3.14%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
62.2%
2,531 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,437
75.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
63.2%
74 Graduates

About

Chatham University is a higher education institution located in Allegheny County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Chatham University were General Psychology (33 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (30 degrees), and Registered Nursing (29 degrees).

In 2019, 764 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Chatham University. 80.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 19.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (550 degrees), 7.33 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (75 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Chatham University is $37,363, which is $15,337 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Chatham University is $37,363, which is $15,337 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,320.

In 2019, 85% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 72% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$37,363
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Chatham University was $37,363. The cost of tuition at Chatham University is $15,337 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$26,320
2019 Value
2.46%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Chatham University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,320. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Chatham University grew by 2.46%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,520
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Chatham University was of $11,520 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 1.14% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
72%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Chatham University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 3.66% with respect to 2018, when 82% 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.
3.14%
2017 Default Rate
20
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Chatham University was 3.14%, which represents 20 out of the 636 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

Chatham University received 2,531 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 8.33% annual decline. Out of those 2,531 applicants, 1,574 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 62.2% acceptance rate.

There were 2,437 students enrolled at Chatham University in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Chatham University has an overall enrollment yield of 19.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

62.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,574
Accepted Out of 2,531

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Chatham University was 62.2% (1,574 admissions from 2,531 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 55.4%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -8.33%, while admissions grew by 2.94%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Chatham University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Chatham University has a total enrollment of 2,437 students. The full-time enrollment at Chatham University is 1,848 students and the part-time enrollment is 589. This means that 75.8% of students enrolled at Chatham University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Chatham University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.4% White, 6.73% Black or African American, 4.72% Hispanic or Latino, 3.32% Asian, 1.97% Two or More Races, 0.123% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0821% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Chatham University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (55.3%), followed by White Male (20.1%) and Black or African American Female (3.33%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (57.1%), followed by White Male (14%) and Black or African American Female (6.09%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Chatham University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,437 students. The full-time enrollment at Chatham University is 1,848 and the part-time enrollment is 589. This means that 75.8% of students enrolled at Chatham University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
2019 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 Chatham University was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Chatham University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,617
  2. Black or African American
    164
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    115

The enrolled student population at Chatham University is 66.4% White, 6.73% Black or African American, 4.72% Hispanic or Latino, 3.32% Asian, 1.97% Two or More Races, 0.123% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0821% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 464 more women than men received degrees from Chatham University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Chatham University is white (550 degrees awarded). There were 7.33 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (75 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Chatham University is General Psychology (33 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (30 degrees) and Registered Nursing (29 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Chatham University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Architecture and Related Services (28 degrees awarded), English (47 degrees), and Psychology (85 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 Chatham University are Registered nurses (1,495,582 people), Physicians (531,287 people), Other managers (302,890 people), Postsecondary teachers (276,881 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (259,707 people).

The most specialized majors at Chatham University are Architecture and Related Services (28 degrees awarded), English (47 degrees), Psychology (85 degrees), Biology (73 degrees), and Health (309 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 Chatham University are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Computer hardware engineers, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Chatham University are Architecture and Related Services (28 degrees awarded), English (47 degrees), Psychology (85 degrees), Biology (73 degrees), and Health (309 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Chatham University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,026,229 people), Elementary & secondary schools (833,599 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (668,865 people), Offices of physicians (458,061 people), and Outpatient care centers (448,137 people).

The most specialized majors at Chatham University are Architecture and Related Services (28 degrees awarded), English (47 degrees), Psychology (85 degrees), Biology (73 degrees), and Health (309 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 Chatham University.
Most Common
  1. 33 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 30 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 29 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Chatham University was General Psychology with 33 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

150
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
614
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 150 degrees were awarded to men at Chatham University, which is 0.244 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (614).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 22 degrees were awarded to men at Chatham University in Registered Nursing, which is 0.227 times less than the 97 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 97 degrees were awarded to women at Chatham University in Registered Nursing, which is 4.41 times more than the 22 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

52%
100% Completion Time
63%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 52% of students graduating from Chatham University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 63% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 63% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (69.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Chatham University is Female and White (69.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 8.11% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    550 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    75 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    46 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Chatham University is white (550 degrees awarded). There were 7.33 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (75 degrees).

6.02% 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
    455 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    95 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    57 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Chatham University is white female (455 degrees awarded). There were 4.79 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (95 degrees).

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Operations

Chatham University has an endowment valued at nearly $81.6M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.21M (6.38%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Chatham University had a total salary expenditure of $70.1M. Chatham University employs 70 Assistant professors, 41 Associate professors, and 13 Professors. Most academics at Chatham University are Female Assistant professors (49), Female Associate professors(24), and Male Assistant professors (21).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Chatham University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 57 employees, Management, with 54 employees, and Service with 48 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$81.6M
2019 Endowment
1.43%
growth from 2018

Chatham University has an endowment valued at about $81.6M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Chatham University grew 1.43% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $43.1M 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. $561k - Federal
  2. $470k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Chatham University received $561k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $470k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$25M
2019 Salaries
0.297%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Chatham University paid a median of $25M in salaries, which represents 35.6% of their overall expenditure ($70.1M) and a 0.297% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.95% growth from 2017 and a 19.1% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.65M
Instructional Salaries
126
Number of Employees

In 2019, Chatham University paid a total of $9.65M to 126 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
70 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
57 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Chatham University were Assistant professor with 70 employees; Associate professor with 41 employees; and Associate professor with 13 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Chatham University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 57 employees; Management with 54 employees; and Service with 48 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 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Chatham University was Female Assistant professor with 49 employees, Female Associate professor with 24 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 21 employees.

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

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