Eastern University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$33,304
2.5% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$24,063
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
7.46%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
61.1%
2,207 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
3,100
54.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
63.4%
232 Graduates

About

Eastern University is a higher education institution located in Delaware County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Eastern University were Early Childhood Education & Teaching (58 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (34 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (31 degrees).

In 2019, 798 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Eastern University. 68% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (383 degrees), 2.16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (177 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Eastern University is $33,304, which is $11,278 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Eastern University is $33,304, which is $11,278 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 $24,063.

In 2019, 91% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 70% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$33,304
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Eastern University was $33,304. The cost of tuition at Eastern University is $11,278 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$24,063
2019 Value
3.32%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Eastern University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,063. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Eastern University grew by 3.32%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,127
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Eastern University was of $10,127 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 6.15% 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

91%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
70%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Eastern University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.11% with respect to 2018, when 90% 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.
7.46%
2017 Default Rate
86
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Eastern University was 7.46%, which represents 86 out of the 1153 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

Eastern University received 2,207 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 25.3% annual growth. Out of those 2,207 applicants, 1,349 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 61.1% acceptance rate.

There were 3,100 students enrolled at Eastern University in 2019, and 37% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Eastern University has an overall enrollment yield of 26.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

61.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,349
Accepted Out of 2,207

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Eastern University was 61.1% (1,349 admissions from 2,207 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 68.4%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 25.3%, while admissions grew by 12%.

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SAT Scores

37%
Submission Percentage
100
Scores Submitted

37% of enrolled first-time students at Eastern University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Eastern University has a total enrollment of 3,100 students. The full-time enrollment at Eastern University is 1,692 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,408. This means that 54.6% of students enrolled at Eastern University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Eastern University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.1% White, 22.5% Black or African American, 12.7% Hispanic or Latino, 2.03% Asian, 1.97% Two or More Races, 0.0968% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0323% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Eastern University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.8%), followed by White Male (19.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.3%), followed by Black or African American Female (25%) and White Male (15.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

54.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Eastern University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,100 students. The full-time enrollment at Eastern University is 1,692 and the part-time enrollment is 1,408. This means that 54.6% of students enrolled at Eastern University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%
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 Eastern University was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Eastern University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,523
  2. Black or African American
    697
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    393

The enrolled student population at Eastern University is 49.1% White, 22.5% Black or African American, 12.7% Hispanic or Latino, 2.03% Asian, 1.97% Two or More Races, 0.0968% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0323% 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, 289 students (9.32%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 288 more women than men received degrees from Eastern University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Eastern University is white (383 degrees awarded). There were 2.16 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (177 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Eastern University is Early Childhood Education & Teaching (58 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (34 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (31 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Eastern University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (84 degrees awarded), Education (167 degrees), and Psychology (65 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 Eastern University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,546,511 people), Secondary school teachers (539,635 people), Education administrators (300,756 people), Social workers, all other (273,234 people), and Special education teachers (226,582 people).

The most specialized majors at Eastern University are Theology (84 degrees awarded), Education (167 degrees), Psychology (65 degrees), Math & Statistics (16 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (23 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 Eastern University are Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Eastern University are Theology (84 degrees awarded), Education (167 degrees), Psychology (65 degrees), Math & Statistics (16 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (23 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 Eastern University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,043,519 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (437,869 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (288,424 people), Individual & family services (254,175 people), and Outpatient care centers (219,153 people).

The most specialized majors at Eastern University are Theology (84 degrees awarded), Education (167 degrees), Psychology (65 degrees), Math & Statistics (16 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (23 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 Eastern University.
Most Common
  1. 58 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 34 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 31 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Eastern University was Early Childhood Education & Teaching with 58 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

255
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
543
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 255 degrees were awarded to men at Eastern University, which is 0.47 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (543).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 31 degrees were awarded to men at Eastern University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.861 times less than the 36 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 67 degrees were awarded to women at Eastern University in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 3.72 times more than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

57%
100% Completion Time
66%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 57% of students graduating from Eastern University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 66% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 66% 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.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Eastern University is Female and Two or More Races (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, 3.45% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    383 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    177 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    111 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Eastern University is white (383 degrees awarded). There were 2.16 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (177 degrees).

8.65% of degree recipients (69 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    250 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    133 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    133 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Eastern University is white female (250 degrees awarded). There were 1.88 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (133 degrees).

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Operations

Eastern University has an endowment valued at nearly $30.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $943k (3.1%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Eastern University had a total salary expenditure of $52.2M. Eastern University employs 31 Professors, 25 Lecturers, and 22 Associate professors. Most academics at Eastern University are Male Professors (19), Female Lecturers(18), and Female Assistant professors (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Eastern University are: Management, with 48 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 41 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 39 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$30.5M
2019 Endowment
0.722%
decline from 2018

Eastern University has an endowment valued at about $30.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Eastern University declined 0.722% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.04M 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. $1.12M - Federal
  2. $455k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Eastern University received $1.12M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $455k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$21.9M
2019 Salaries
9%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Eastern University paid a median of $21.9M in salaries, which represents 42% of their overall expenditure ($52.2M) and a 9% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.41% decline from 2017 and a 9.6% 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

$6.33M
Instructional Salaries
106
Number of Employees

In 2019, Eastern University paid a total of $6.33M to 106 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.9% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
31 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
48 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Eastern University were Professor with 31 employees; Lecturer with 25 employees; and Lecturer with 22 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Eastern University were Management with 48 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 41 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 39 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Lecturer
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Eastern University was Male Professor with 19 employees, Female Lecturer with 18 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 16 employees.

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

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