Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,716
2022 Average Net Price
$17,412
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.5%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
94%
9,570 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
12,074
81.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
54.5%
1,637 Graduates

About

Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania is a higher education institution located in Columbia County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania were General Business Administration & Management (315 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (181 degrees), and General Psychology (137 degrees).

In 2022, 3,056 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania. 62.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,462 degrees), 15.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (158 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania is $7,716, which is $−4,966 less than the national average for ($12,682).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania is $7,716, which is $−4,966 less than the national average for ($12,682).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,412.

In 2022, 99% of undergraduate students attending Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 62% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,716
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania was $7,716. The cost of tuition at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania is $−4,966 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for ($12,682).

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Average Net Price

$17,412
2022 Value

In 2022 Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,412. Between N/A and 2022, the average net price of Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania grew by 0%.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
62%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022.

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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.
2.5%
2019 Default Rate
116
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania was 2.5%, which represents 116 out of the 4638 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

Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania received 9,570 undergraduate applications in 2022.

There were 12,074 students enrolled at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania in 2022. 25% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania has an overall enrollment yield of 24.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

94%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
8,992
Accepted Out of 9,570

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SAT Scores

25%
Submission Percentage (2022)
547
Scores Submitted (2022)

25% of enrolled first-time students at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania had a total enrollment of 12,074 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania is 9,791 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,283. This means that 81.1% of students enrolled at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania, both undergraduate and graduate, is 80.8% White, 5.87% Hispanic or Latino, 5.73% Black or African American, 2.37% Two or More Races, 1.32% Asian, 0.323% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0911% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (50.2%), followed by White Male (30.1%) and Black or African American Male (3.77%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (59%), followed by White Male (24.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.46%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,074 students. The full-time enrollment at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania is 9,791 and the part-time enrollment is 2,283.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
2022 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 Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (79%), Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    9,757 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    709 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    692 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania is 80.8% White, 5.87% Hispanic or Latino, 5.73% Black or African American, 2.37% Two or More Races, 1.32% Asian, 0.323% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0911% 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 is 35.2% White, 26.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 17.4% 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, 367 students (3.04%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 786 more women than men received degrees from Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania is white (2,462 degrees awarded). There were 15.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (158 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania is General Business Administration & Management (315 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (181 degrees) and General Psychology (137 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (163 degrees awarded), Protective Services (248 degrees), and Physical Sciences (60 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,599,290 people), Secondary school teachers (496,391 people), Education administrators (271,494 people), Other managers (206,244 people), and Postsecondary teachers (198,553 people).

The most specialized majors at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (163 degrees awarded), Protective Services (248 degrees), Physical Sciences (60 degrees), Language & Linguistics (35 degrees), and Education (363 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania are Surgeons, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (163 degrees awarded), Protective Services (248 degrees), Physical Sciences (60 degrees), Language & Linguistics (35 degrees), and Education (363 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania are Elementary & secondary schools (2,836,279 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (412,562 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (370,734 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (250,630 people), and Computer Systems Design (137,144 people).

The most specialized majors at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (163 degrees awarded), Protective Services (248 degrees), Physical Sciences (60 degrees), Language & Linguistics (35 degrees), and Education (363 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 315 degrees awarded
  2. 181 degrees awarded
  3. 137 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania was General Business Administration & Management with 315 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,135
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,921
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,135 degrees were awarded to men at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania, which is 0.591 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,921).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 230 degrees were awarded to men at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.63 times more than the 141 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 238 degrees were awarded to men at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania in Registered Nursing, which is 6.26 times more than the 38 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

40%
100% Completion Time
56%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 40% of students graduating from Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 56% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 57% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (68.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania is Female and Asian (68.8% graduation rate). Across all , Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 0.794% of graduates (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,462 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    158 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    146 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania is white (2,462 degrees awarded). There were 15.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (158 degrees).

5.33% of degree recipients (163 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,568 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    894 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    88 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania is white female (1,568 degrees awarded). There were 1.75 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (894 degrees).

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Operations

Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania has an endowment valued at nearly $78.7M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year.

In 2022, Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania had a total salary expenditure of 298M. Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania employs 206 Professors, 178 Associate professors and 106 Assistant professors. Most academics at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania are Male Professor (130), Female Associate professor (94), and Male Associate professor (84).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania are: Business and Financial Operations, with 207 employees, Service, with 174 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 161 employees.

Endowment

$78.7M
2022 Endowment

Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania has an endowment valued at about $78.7M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania grew 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $69.4M higher than than the median endowment of according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting) Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.8M - Federal
  2. $16.8M - State
  3. $30.9k - Local

As of 2022, Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania received $2.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $16.8M from state grants and contracts, and $30.9k from local grants and contracts.

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Instructional Salaries

$51.8M
Instructional Salaries
529
Number of Employees

In 2022, Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania paid a total of $51.8M to 529 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $446k (66.8%) for similar Unknown.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
206 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
207 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania were Professor with 206 employees, Associate professor with 178 employees, and Assistant professor with 106 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania were Business and Financial Operations with 207 employees, Service with 174 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 161 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania was Male Professor with 130 employees, Female Associate professor with 94 employees, and Male Associate professor with 84 employees.

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