Elizabethtown College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$32,960
3% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$25,767
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.64%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
85.7%
1,696 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,881
82.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
72.3%
323 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 (80 degrees awarded), Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (59 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (32 degrees).

In 2020, 596 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Elizabethtown College. 60.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (519 degrees), 25.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (20 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Elizabethtown College is $32,960, which is $4,560 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Elizabethtown College is $32,960, which is $4,560 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,767.

In 2020, 93% of undergraduate students attending Elizabethtown College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 69% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$32,960
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Elizabethtown College was $32,960. The cost of tuition at Elizabethtown College is $4,560 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$25,767
2020 Value
8.62%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Elizabethtown College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,767. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Elizabethtown College grew by 8.62%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,528
Room and Board
$1,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Elizabethtown College was of $9,528 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 3.08% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

93%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
69%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Elizabethtown College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 5.1% with respect to 2019, when 98% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.64%
2018 Default Rate
16
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Elizabethtown College was 2.64%, which represents 16 out of the 605 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Elizabethtown College received 1,696 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 10.4% annual decline. Out of those 1,696 applicants, 1,454 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 85.7% acceptance rate.

There were 1,881 students enrolled at Elizabethtown College in 2020, and 85% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Elizabethtown College has an overall enrollment yield of 27.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

85.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,454
Accepted Out of 1,696

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Elizabethtown College was 85.7% (1,454 admissions from 1,696 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 80.8%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −10.4%, while admissions declined by −4.97%.

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SAT Scores

85%
Submission Percentage
344
Scores Submitted

85% of enrolled first-time students at Elizabethtown College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Elizabethtown College has a total enrollment of 1,881 students. The full-time enrollment at Elizabethtown College is 1,560 students and the part-time enrollment is 321. This means that 82.9% of students enrolled at Elizabethtown College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Elizabethtown College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 85.6% White, 5.05% Hispanic or Latino, 2.76% Asian, 2.66% Black or African American, 1.28% Two or More Races, 0.0532% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Elizabethtown College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (52.4%), followed by White Male (33.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.49%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (82.4%), followed by White Male (6.76%) and Asian Female (2.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Elizabethtown College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,881 students. The full-time enrollment at Elizabethtown College is 1,560 and the part-time enrollment is 321. This means that 82.9% of students enrolled at Elizabethtown College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%
2020 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 89%. 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
    1,611
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    95
  3. Asian
    52

The enrolled student population at Elizabethtown College is 85.6% White, 5.05% Hispanic or Latino, 2.76% Asian, 2.66% Black or African American, 1.28% Two or More Races, 0.0532% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% 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 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2020, 126 more women than men received degrees from Elizabethtown College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Elizabethtown College is white (519 degrees awarded). There were 25.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (20 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Elizabethtown College is General Business Administration & Management (80 degrees awarded), followed by Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (59 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (32 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 (6 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (10 degrees), and Biology (49 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 Elizabethtown College are Physicians (394,161 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (222,680 people), Postsecondary teachers (214,868 people), Other managers (176,408 people), and Social workers, all other (154,398 people).

The most specialized majors at Elizabethtown College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (10 degrees), Biology (49 degrees), English (14 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 Elizabethtown College are Surgeons, Aerospace engineers, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, and Sales engineers

The most specialized majors at Elizabethtown College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (10 degrees), Biology (49 degrees), English (14 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (23 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Elizabethtown College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (521,877 people), Elementary & secondary schools (491,043 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (454,791 people), Offices of physicians (193,822 people), and Outpatient care centers (138,059 people).

The most specialized majors at Elizabethtown College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (10 degrees), Biology (49 degrees), English (14 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 Elizabethtown College.
Most Common
  1. 80 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 59 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 32 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Elizabethtown College was General Business Administration & Management with 80 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

235
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
361
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 235 degrees were awarded to men at Elizabethtown College, which is 0.651 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (361).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 65 degrees were awarded to men at Elizabethtown College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.44 times more than the 45 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 57 degrees were awarded to women at Elizabethtown College in Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences, which is 28.5 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

68%
100% Completion Time
73%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 68% of students graduating from Elizabethtown College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 73% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 73% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Elizabethtown College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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
    519 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    20 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Elizabethtown College is white (519 degrees awarded). There were 25.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (20 degrees).

0.336% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    318 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    201 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Elizabethtown College is white female (318 degrees awarded). There were 1.58 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (201 degrees).

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Operations

Elizabethtown College has an endowment valued at nearly $89M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.85M (3.21%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Elizabethtown College had a total salary expenditure of $69.7M. Elizabethtown College employs 41 Associate professors, 36 Professors, and 15 Assistant professors. Most academics at Elizabethtown College are Male Associate professors (21), Female Associate professors(20), and Male Professors (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Elizabethtown College are: Service, with 78 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 54 employees, and Management with 41 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$89M
2020 Endowment
6.11%
growth from 2019

Elizabethtown College has an endowment valued at about $89M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Elizabethtown College grew 6.11% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $49.2M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.91M - Federal
  2. $420k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Elizabethtown College received $1.91M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $420k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$30.9M
2020 Salaries
7.73%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Elizabethtown College paid a median of $30.9M in salaries, which represents 44.4% of their overall expenditure ($69.7M) and a 7.73% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.0739% growth from 2018 and a 0.758% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.92M
Instructional Salaries
106
Number of Employees

In 2020, Elizabethtown College paid a total of $8.92M to 106 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
41 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
78 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Elizabethtown College were Associate professor with 41 employees; Professor with 36 employees; and Professor with 15 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Elizabethtown College were Service with 78 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 54 employees; and Management with 41 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Elizabethtown College was Male Associate professor with 21 employees, Female Associate professor with 20 employees, and Male Professor with 19 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Elizabethtown College.

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