Chestnut Hill College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$36,950
2.78% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$29,156
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
9.29%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
64.9%
1,440 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,600
74.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
60.4%
128 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 (58 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (39 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (36 degrees).

In 2019, 509 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Chestnut Hill College. 74.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 25.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (224 degrees), 1.39 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (161 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Chestnut Hill College is $36,950, which is $14,924 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Chestnut Hill College is $36,950, which is $14,924 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 $29,156.

In 2019, 84% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 76% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$36,950
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Chestnut Hill College was $36,950. The cost of tuition at Chestnut Hill College is $14,924 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$29,156
2019 Value
15.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Chestnut Hill College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,156. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Chestnut Hill College grew by 15.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,612
Room and Board
$1,298
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Chestnut Hill College was of $10,612 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,298. The cost of room and board increased by 4.38% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 12.9% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

84%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
76%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

84% of undergraduate students at Chestnut Hill College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 3.45% with respect to 2018, when 87% 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.
9.29%
2017 Default Rate
63
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Chestnut Hill College was 9.29%, which represents 63 out of the 678 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 1,440 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 42.9% annual growth. Out of those 1,440 applicants, 935 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 64.9% acceptance rate.

There were 1,600 students enrolled at Chestnut Hill College in 2019, and 90% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Chestnut Hill College has an overall enrollment yield of 23.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

64.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
935
Accepted Out of 1,440

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Chestnut Hill College was 64.9% (935 admissions from 1,440 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 96%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 42.9%, while admissions declined by −3.41%.

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SAT Scores

90%
Submission Percentage
188
Scores Submitted

90% of enrolled first-time students at Chestnut Hill College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Chestnut Hill College has a total enrollment of 1,600 students. The full-time enrollment at Chestnut Hill College is 1,194 students and the part-time enrollment is 406. This means that 74.6% of students enrolled at Chestnut Hill College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Chestnut Hill College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 43.5% White, 29.1% Black or African American, 10.8% Hispanic or Latino, 3.62% Two or More Races, 2.25% Asian, 0.125% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0625% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Chestnut Hill College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (21.5%), followed by White Male (21%) and Black or African American Female (17.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (46.6%), followed by Black or African American Female (11.9%) and White Male (10.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

74.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Chestnut Hill College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,600 students. The full-time enrollment at Chestnut Hill College is 1,194 and the part-time enrollment is 406. This means that 74.6% of students enrolled at Chestnut Hill College are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
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 Chestnut Hill College was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Chestnut Hill College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    696
  2. Black or African American
    465
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    172

The enrolled student population at Chestnut Hill College is 43.5% White, 29.1% Black or African American, 10.8% Hispanic or Latino, 3.62% Two or More Races, 2.25% Asian, 0.125% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0625% 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.

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, 131 students (8.19%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 247 more women than men received degrees from Chestnut Hill College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Chestnut Hill College is white (224 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (161 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Chestnut Hill College is General Human Services (58 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (39 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (36 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 (89 degrees awarded), Psychology (116 degrees), and Protective Services (51 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 (1,580,569 people), Secondary school teachers (544,928 people), Physicians (434,779 people), Education administrators (317,273 people), and Social workers, all other (306,906 people).

The most specialized majors at Chestnut Hill College are Public Administration and Social Service (89 degrees awarded), Psychology (116 degrees), Protective Services (51 degrees), Education (87 degrees), and Biology (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 Chestnut Hill College are Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Chestnut Hill College are Public Administration and Social Service (89 degrees awarded), Psychology (116 degrees), Protective Services (51 degrees), Education (87 degrees), and Biology (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 Chestnut Hill College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,116,418 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (697,696 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (628,459 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (465,338 people), and Outpatient care centers (305,026 people).

The most specialized majors at Chestnut Hill College are Public Administration and Social Service (89 degrees awarded), Psychology (116 degrees), Protective Services (51 degrees), Education (87 degrees), and Biology (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 Chestnut Hill College.
Most Common
  1. 58 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 39 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 36 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Chestnut Hill College was General Human Services with 58 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

131
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
378
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 131 degrees were awarded to men at Chestnut Hill College, which is 0.347 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (378).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 22 degrees were awarded to men at Chestnut Hill College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.29 times more than the 17 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 78 degrees were awarded to women at Chestnut Hill College in General Human Services, which is 7.09 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

47%
100% Completion Time
55%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 47% of students graduating from Chestnut Hill College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Chestnut Hill College is Male and Asian (100% 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, 0.781% 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
    224 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    161 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    48 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Chestnut Hill College is white (224 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (161 degrees).

6.88% of degree recipients (35 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    163 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    125 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    61 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Chestnut Hill College is white female (163 degrees awarded). There were 1.3 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (125 degrees).

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Operations

Chestnut Hill College has an endowment valued at nearly $9.47M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $575k (6.07%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Chestnut Hill College had a total salary expenditure of $37.2M. Chestnut Hill College employs 33 Assistant professors, 15 Professors, and 13 Associate professors. Most academics at Chestnut Hill College are Female Assistant professors (19), Male Assistant professors(14), and Female Professors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Chestnut Hill College are: Management, with 45 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 24 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 20 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$9.47M
2019 Endowment
1.15%
growth from 2018

Chestnut Hill College has an endowment valued at about $9.47M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Chestnut Hill College grew 1.15% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $29M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $35.1k - Federal
  2. $1.2M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Chestnut Hill College received $35.1k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.2M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$15.1M
2019 Salaries
9.25%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Chestnut Hill College paid a median of $15.1M in salaries, which represents 40.5% of their overall expenditure ($37.2M) and a 9.25% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.93% growth from 2017 and a 1.87% decline from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$4.13M
Instructional Salaries
68
Number of Employees

In 2019, Chestnut Hill College paid a total of $4.13M to 68 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.4% 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
33 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
45 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Chestnut Hill College were Assistant professor with 33 employees; Professor with 15 employees; and Professor with 13 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Chestnut Hill College were Management with 45 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 24 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 Professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Chestnut Hill College was Female Assistant professor with 19 employees, Male Assistant professor with 14 employees, and Female Professor with 9 employees.

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

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