Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,360
3.31% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$14,485
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
25.7%
Default Rate
2017 Enrolled Students
755
92.1% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
25.6%
52 Graduates

About

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is a higher education institution located in Delaware County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania were Sociology (32 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (22 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (21 degrees).

In 2017, 165 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. 60.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (134 degrees), 12.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (11 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is $9,360, which is $-15,834 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is $9,360, which is $-15,834 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,485.

In 2017, 88% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 79% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,360
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania was $9,360. The cost of tuition at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is $-15,834 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$14,485
2017 Value
20.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Cheyney University of Pennsylvania had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,485. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania grew by 20.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,389
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania was of $9,389 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board did not change 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

88%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
79%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

88% of undergraduate students at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.12% with respect to 2016, when 89% 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.
25.7%
2016 Default Rate
117
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania was 25.7%, which represents 117 out of the 456 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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Enrollment

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania has a total enrollment of 755 students. The full-time enrollment at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is 695 students and the part-time enrollment is 60. This means that 92.1% of students enrolled at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, both undergraduate and graduate, is 76.8% Black or African American, 4.77% Hispanic or Latino, 4.5% Two or More Races, 1.85% White, 0.53% Asian, 0.265% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Male (40.7%), followed by Black or African American Female (38%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.98%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (37.5%), followed by Black or African American Male (8.33%) and Two or More Races Female (4.17%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

92.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, both undergraduate and graduate, is 755 students. The full-time enrollment at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is 695 and the part-time enrollment is 60. This means that 92.1% of students enrolled at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

56%
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 Cheyney University of Pennsylvania was 56%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Cheyney University of Pennsylvania had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    580
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    36
  3. Two or More Races
    34

The enrolled student population at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is 76.8% Black or African American, 4.77% Hispanic or Latino, 4.5% Two or More Races, 1.85% White, 0.53% Asian, 0.265% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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.

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Graduates

In 2017, 35 more women than men received degrees from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. The majority of degree recipients at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania are black or african american (134 degrees awarded). There were 12.2 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (11 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is Sociology (32 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (22 degrees) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (21 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (14 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (36 degrees), and Psychology (18 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 Cheyney University of Pennsylvania are Physicians (457,041 people), Other managers (455,397 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (426,322 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (407,958 people), and Postsecondary teachers (270,376 people).

The most specialized majors at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (14 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (36 degrees), Psychology (18 degrees), Biology (11 degrees), and Communications (7 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 Cheyney University of Pennsylvania are Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (14 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (36 degrees), Psychology (18 degrees), Biology (11 degrees), and Communications (7 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 Cheyney University of Pennsylvania are Elementary & secondary schools (879,197 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (783,797 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (704,043 people), Legal services (347,096 people), and Computer Systems Design (284,944 people).

The most specialized majors at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (14 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (36 degrees), Psychology (18 degrees), Biology (11 degrees), and Communications (7 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 Cheyney University of Pennsylvania.
Most Common
  1. 32 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 22 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 21 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania was Sociology with 32 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 65
  2. 100

In 2017, 65 degrees were awarded to men at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, which is 0.65 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (100).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 13 degrees were awarded to men at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.44 times more than the 9 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 24 degrees were awarded to women at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania in Sociology, which is 3 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

6%
100% Completion Time
17%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 6% of students graduating from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 17% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 19% 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.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is Male and White (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, 3.85% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    134 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    11 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is black or african american (134 degrees awarded). There were 12.2 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (11 degrees).

3.64% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    78 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    56 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is black or african american female (78 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (56 degrees).

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Operations

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania has an endowment valued at nearly $1.31M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $168k (12.8%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania had a total salary expenditure of $39.3M. Cheyney University of Pennsylvania employs 19 Professors, 11 Associate professors, and 9 Assistant professors. Most academics at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania are Male Professors (11), Female Professors(8), and Male Associate professors (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania are: Business and Financial Operations, with 28 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 20 employees, and Service with 15 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.31M
2017 Endowment
33.3%
decline from 2016

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania has an endowment valued at about $1.31M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania declined 33.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $35.8M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.32M - Federal
  2. $3.56M - State
  3. $6k - Local

As of 2017, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania received $2.32M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.56M from state grants and contracts, and $6k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$12.6M
2017 Salaries
12.2%
decline from 2016

In 2017, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania paid a median of $12.6M in salaries, which represents 31.9% of their overall expenditure ($39.3M) and a 12.2% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 12.7% decline from 2015 and a 0.371% decline from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$4.02M
Instructional Salaries
45
Number of Employees

In 2017, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania paid a total of $4.02M to 45 employees working as instructors, which represents 32% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
19 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
28 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania were Professor with 19 employees; Associate professor with 11 employees; and Associate professor with 9 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania were Business and Financial Operations with 28 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 20 employees; and Service with 15 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania was Male Professor with 11 employees, Female Professor with 8 employees, and Male Associate professor with 6 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania.

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