Chestnut Hill College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$34,950

3.01% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$23,863

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

9.02%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

95.7%

1,286 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,846

72.2% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

55%

132 Graduates

About

Chestnut Hill College is a higher education institution located in Philadelphia County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Chestnut Hill College were General Human Services (72 degrees awarded), General Psychology (39 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (37 degrees).

In 2017, 516 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Chestnut Hill College. 73.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 26.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (232 degrees), 1.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (166 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Chestnut Hill College is $34,950, which is $14,217 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Chestnut Hill College is $34,950, which is $14,217 more 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 $23,863.

In 2017, 87% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 79% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$34,950

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Chestnut Hill College was $34,950. The cost of tuition at Chestnut Hill College is $14,217 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$23,863

2017 Value

2.27%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Chestnut Hill College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,863. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Chestnut Hill College grew by 2.27%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,098

Room and Board

$1,100

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Chestnut Hill College was of $10,098 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.0198% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 8.33% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

87%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

79%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

87% of undergraduate students at Chestnut Hill College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.14% with respect to 2016, when 88% 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.

9.02%

2016 Default Rate

68

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Chestnut Hill College was 9.02%, which represents 68 out of the 754 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

Chestnut Hill College received 1,286 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 28.8% annual decline. Out of those 1,286 applicants, 1,231 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 95.7% acceptance rate.

There were 1,846 students enrolled at Chestnut Hill College in 2017, and 83% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Chestnut Hill College has an overall enrollment yield of 16.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

95.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,231

Accepted Out of 1,286

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Chestnut Hill College was 95.7% (1,231 admissions from 1,286 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 64.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -28.8%, while admissions grew by 5.67%.

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SAT Scores

83%

Submission Percentage

171

Scores Submitted

83% of enrolled first-time students at Chestnut Hill College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Chestnut Hill College has a total enrollment of 1,846 students. The full-time enrollment at Chestnut Hill College is 1,332 students and the part-time enrollment is 514. This means that 72.2% of students enrolled at Chestnut Hill College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Chestnut Hill College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 43.3% White, 31.3% Black or African American, 8.45% Hispanic or Latino, 3.41% Two or More Races, 2.28% Asian, 0.108% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0542% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Chestnut Hill College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (24%), followed by Black or African American Female (19.4%) and White Male (19.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (48.1%), followed by White Male (14.5%) and Black or African American Female (13.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

72.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Chestnut Hill College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,846 students. The full-time enrollment at Chestnut Hill College is 1,332 and the part-time enrollment is 514. This means that 72.2% of students enrolled at Chestnut Hill College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%

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 Chestnut Hill College was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Chestnut Hill College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    799

  2. Black or African American

    577

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    156

The enrolled student population at Chestnut Hill College is 43.3% White, 31.3% Black or African American, 8.45% Hispanic or Latino, 3.41% Two or More Races, 2.28% Asian, 0.108% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0542% 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, 171 students (9.26%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 240 more women than men received degrees from Chestnut Hill College. The majority of degree recipients at Chestnut Hill College are white (232 degrees awarded). There were 1.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (166 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Chestnut Hill College is General Human Services (72 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (39 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (37 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Chestnut Hill College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (88 degrees awarded), Psychology (136 degrees), and Education (84 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 Chestnut Hill College are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,025,197 people), Secondary school teachers (337,340 people), Education administrators (318,814 people), Social workers, all other (303,728 people), and Other managers (233,481 people).

The most specialized majors at Chestnut Hill College are Public Administration and Social Service (88 degrees awarded), Psychology (136 degrees), Education (84 degrees), Protective Services (34 degrees), and History (5 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 Chestnut Hill College are Surgeons, Dentists, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers

The most specialized majors at Chestnut Hill College are Public Administration and Social Service (88 degrees awarded), Psychology (136 degrees), Education (84 degrees), Protective Services (34 degrees), and History (5 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 Chestnut Hill College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,131,683 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (434,323 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (425,795 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (333,104 people), and Individual & family services (264,864 people).

The most specialized majors at Chestnut Hill College are Public Administration and Social Service (88 degrees awarded), Psychology (136 degrees), Education (84 degrees), Protective Services (34 degrees), and History (5 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 Chestnut Hill College.

Most Common

  1. 72 degrees awarded

  2. 39 degrees awarded

  3. 37 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Chestnut Hill College was General Human Services with 72 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 138

  2. 378

In 2017, 138 degrees were awarded to men at Chestnut Hill College, which is 0.365 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (378).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 19 degrees were awarded to men at Chestnut Hill College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.06 times more than the 18 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 73 degrees were awarded to women at Chestnut Hill College in General Human Services, which is 4.87 times more than the 15 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%

100% Completion Time

49%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 37% of students graduating from Chestnut Hill College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 49% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 49% 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 (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Chestnut Hill College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (75% 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

    232 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    166 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    42 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Chestnut Hill College is white (232 degrees awarded). There were 1.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (166 degrees).

6.01% of degree recipients (31 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    156 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    132 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    76 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Chestnut Hill College is white female (156 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (132 degrees).

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Operations

Chestnut Hill College has an endowment valued at nearly $9.43M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $620k (6.57%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Chestnut Hill College had a total salary expenditure of $36.1M. Chestnut Hill College employs 29 Assistant professors, 17 Associate professors, and 14 Professors. Most academics at Chestnut Hill College are Female Assistant professors (17), Male Assistant professors(12), and Female Associate professors (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Chestnut Hill College are: Management, with 44 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 27 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 20 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$9.43M

2017 Endowment

3.4%

growth from 2016

Chestnut Hill College has an endowment valued at about $9.43M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Chestnut Hill College grew 3.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $23.7M lower 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. $48.8k - Federal

  2. $521k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Chestnut Hill College received $48.8k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $521k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$16.1M

2017 Salaries

1.87%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Chestnut Hill College paid a median of $16.1M in salaries, which represents 44.6% of their overall expenditure ($36.1M) and a 1.87% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.15% decline from 2015 and a 4.38% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$4.07M

Instructional Salaries

64

Number of Employees

In 2017, Chestnut Hill College paid a total of $4.07M to 64 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.2% of all salaries paid.

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

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

29 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

44 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Chestnut Hill College were Assistant professor with 29 employees; Associate professor with 17 employees; and Associate professor with 14 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Chestnut Hill College were Management with 44 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 27 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 20 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Chestnut Hill College was Female Assistant professor with 17 employees, Male Assistant professor with 12 employees, and Female Associate professor with 11 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Chestnut Hill College.

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