Elizabethtown College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$32,000
31.8% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$28,198
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
3.49%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
80.8%
1,893 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,844
84.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
72.7%
365 Graduates

About

Elizabethtown College is a higher education institution located in Lancaster County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Elizabethtown College were General Business Administration & Management (82 degrees awarded), Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (48 degrees), and Mass Communication & Media Studies (31 degrees).

In 2019, 666 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Elizabethtown College. 64.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (589 degrees), 23.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (25 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Elizabethtown College is $32,000, which is $4,720 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Elizabethtown College is $32,000, which is $4,720 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,198.

In 2019, 98% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 71% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$32,000
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Elizabethtown College was $32,000. The cost of tuition at Elizabethtown College is $4,720 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$28,198
2019 Value
0.0355%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Elizabethtown College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,198. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Elizabethtown College grew by 0.0355%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,243
Room and Board
$1,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Elizabethtown College was of $9,243 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 3.37% 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

98%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
71%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Elizabethtown College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 98% 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.
3.49%
2017 Default Rate
22
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Elizabethtown College was 3.49%, which represents 22 out of the 630 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

Elizabethtown College received 1,893 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 5.82% annual decline. Out of those 1,893 applicants, 1,530 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80.8% acceptance rate.

There were 1,844 students enrolled at Elizabethtown College in 2019, and 75% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Elizabethtown College has an overall enrollment yield of 24.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,530
Accepted Out of 1,893

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Elizabethtown College was 80.8% (1,530 admissions from 1,893 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 75.7%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −5.82%, while admissions grew by 0.526%.

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SAT Scores

75%
Submission Percentage
281
Scores Submitted

75% of enrolled first-time students at Elizabethtown College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Elizabethtown College has a total enrollment of 1,844 students. The full-time enrollment at Elizabethtown College is 1,564 students and the part-time enrollment is 280. This means that 84.8% of students enrolled at Elizabethtown College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Elizabethtown College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 86% White, 3.85% Hispanic or Latino, 3.47% Black or African American, 3.2% Asian, 1.52% Two or More Races, 0.0542% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0542% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Elizabethtown College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (52.7%), followed by White Male (32.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.46%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (82%), followed by Asian Female (8.2%) and White Male (6.56%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Elizabethtown College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,844 students. The full-time enrollment at Elizabethtown College is 1,564 and the part-time enrollment is 280. This means that 84.8% of students enrolled at Elizabethtown College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%
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 Elizabethtown College was 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Elizabethtown College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,586
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    71
  3. Black or African American
    64

The enrolled student population at Elizabethtown College is 86% White, 3.85% Hispanic or Latino, 3.47% Black or African American, 3.2% Asian, 1.52% Two or More Races, 0.0542% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 11 students (0.597%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 194 more women than men received degrees from Elizabethtown College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Elizabethtown College is white (589 degrees awarded). There were 23.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (25 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Elizabethtown College is General Business Administration & Management (82 degrees awarded), followed by Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (48 degrees) and Mass Communication & Media Studies (31 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Elizabethtown College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (16 degrees), and History (15 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 Elizabethtown College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (209,288 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (178,788 people), Social workers, all other (169,046 people), Postsecondary teachers (149,121 people), and Other managers (145,953 people).

The most specialized majors at Elizabethtown College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (16 degrees), History (15 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (31 degrees), and English (18 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 Elizabethtown College are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Elizabethtown College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (16 degrees), History (15 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (31 degrees), and English (18 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 Elizabethtown College are Elementary & secondary schools (477,657 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (306,417 people), Legal services (165,555 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (128,036 people), and Individual & family services (124,007 people).

The most specialized majors at Elizabethtown College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (16 degrees), History (15 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (31 degrees), and English (18 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 Elizabethtown College.

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Elizabethtown College was General Business Administration & Management with 82 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

236
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
430
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 236 degrees were awarded to men at Elizabethtown College, which is 0.549 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (430).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 73 degrees were awarded to men at Elizabethtown College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.24 times more than the 59 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 59 degrees were awarded to women at Elizabethtown College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.808 times less than the 73 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

69%
100% Completion Time
75%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 69% of students graduating from Elizabethtown College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 75% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 75% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Elizabethtown College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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% 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
    589 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    25 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Elizabethtown College is white (589 degrees awarded). There were 23.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (25 degrees).

0.15% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    382 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    207 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Elizabethtown College is white female (382 degrees awarded). There were 1.85 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (207 degrees).

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Operations

Elizabethtown College has an endowment valued at nearly $83.9M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.85M (5.78%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Elizabethtown College had a total salary expenditure of $72.3M. Elizabethtown College employs 52 Associate professors, 34 Professors, and 23 Assistant professors. Most academics at Elizabethtown College are Male Associate professors (27), Female Associate professors(25), and Male Professors (22).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Elizabethtown College are: Service, with 102 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 61 employees, and Management with 40 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$83.9M
2019 Endowment
3.95%
growth from 2018

Elizabethtown College has an endowment valued at about $83.9M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Elizabethtown College grew 3.95% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $43.2M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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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. $702k - Federal
  2. $462k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Elizabethtown College received $702k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $462k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$28.7M
2019 Salaries
0.0739%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Elizabethtown College paid a median of $28.7M in salaries, which represents 39.7% of their overall expenditure ($72.3M) and a 0.0739% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.758% growth from 2017 and a 15% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.9M
Instructional Salaries
123
Number of Employees

In 2019, Elizabethtown College paid a total of $9.9M to 123 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
52 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
102 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Elizabethtown College were Associate professor with 52 employees; Professor with 34 employees; and Professor with 23 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Elizabethtown College were Service with 102 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 61 employees; and Management with 40 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Elizabethtown College was Male Associate professor with 27 employees, Female Associate professor with 25 employees, and Male Professor with 22 employees.

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