Elizabethtown College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$45,350

4.28% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$28,361

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

3.54%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

74%

3,033 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,735

97.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

74.6%

381 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 Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (47 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (40 degrees), and General Engineering (33 degrees).

In 2017, 468 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Elizabethtown College. 62.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (414 degrees), 24.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (17 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Elizabethtown College is $45,350, which is $20,156 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Elizabethtown College is $45,350, which is $20,156 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,361.

In 2017, 98% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 70% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$45,350

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Elizabethtown College was $45,350. The cost of tuition at Elizabethtown College is $20,156 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$28,361

2017 Value

0.551%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Elizabethtown College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,361. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Elizabethtown College grew by 0.551%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,619

Room and Board

$1,100

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Elizabethtown College was of $8,619 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 2.5% 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

98%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

70%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Elizabethtown College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, 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.

3.54%

2016 Default Rate

22

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Elizabethtown College was 3.54%, which represents 22 out of the 621 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Elizabethtown College received 3,033 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 4.37% annual growth. Out of those 3,033 applicants, 2,245 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74% acceptance rate.

There were 1,735 students enrolled at Elizabethtown College in 2017, and 72% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Elizabethtown College has an overall enrollment yield of 18.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,245

Accepted Out of 3,033

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Elizabethtown College was 74% (2,245 admissions from 3,033 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 73.4%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 4.37%, while admissions grew by 5.2%.

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SAT Scores

72%

Submission Percentage

296

Scores Submitted

72% of enrolled first-time students at Elizabethtown College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Elizabethtown College has a total enrollment of 1,735 students. The full-time enrollment at Elizabethtown College is 1,693 students and the part-time enrollment is 42. This means that 97.6% of students enrolled at Elizabethtown College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Elizabethtown College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 85.1% White, 3.52% Hispanic or Latino, 3.17% Asian, 2.88% Black or African American, 2.07% Two or More Races, 0.115% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0576% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Elizabethtown College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (53.6%), followed by White Male (31.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.51%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (86%), followed by White Male (5.26%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.26%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Elizabethtown College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,735 students. The full-time enrollment at Elizabethtown College is 1,693 and the part-time enrollment is 42. This means that 97.6% of students enrolled at Elizabethtown College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%

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 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

    1,477

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    61

  3. Asian

    55

The enrolled student population at Elizabethtown College is 85.1% White, 3.52% Hispanic or Latino, 3.17% Asian, 2.88% Black or African American, 2.07% Two or More Races, 0.115% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0576% 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, 116 more women than men received degrees from Elizabethtown College. The majority of degree recipients at Elizabethtown College are white (414 degrees awarded). There were 24.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (17 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Elizabethtown College is Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (47 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (40 degrees) and General Engineering (33 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 (9 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (19 degrees), and English (19 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 (407,315 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (281,267 people), Postsecondary teachers (254,132 people), Other managers (185,481 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (139,497 people).

The most specialized majors at Elizabethtown College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (19 degrees), English (19 degrees), Language & Linguistics (11 degrees), and Biology (40 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, Electrical & electronics engineers, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Elizabethtown College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (19 degrees), English (19 degrees), Language & Linguistics (11 degrees), and Biology (40 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 (521,450 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (509,167 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (492,778 people), Offices of physicians (190,891 people), and Computer Systems Design (161,888 people).

The most specialized majors at Elizabethtown College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (19 degrees), English (19 degrees), Language & Linguistics (11 degrees), and Biology (40 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 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Elizabethtown College was Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences with 47 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 176

  2. 292

In 2017, 176 degrees were awarded to men at Elizabethtown College, which is 0.603 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (292).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 29 degrees were awarded to men at Elizabethtown College in General Engineering, which is 7.25 times more than the 4 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 47 degrees were awarded to women at Elizabethtown College in Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences, which is N/A times more than the 0 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

72%

100% Completion Time

78%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 72% of students graduating from Elizabethtown College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 78% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 78% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Elizabethtown College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (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, 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

    414 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    17 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Elizabethtown College is white (414 degrees awarded). There were 24.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (17 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    268 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    146 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Elizabethtown College is white female (268 degrees awarded). There were 1.84 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (146 degrees).

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Operations

Elizabethtown College has an endowment valued at nearly $76.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $9.14M (12%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Elizabethtown College had a total salary expenditure of $67M. Elizabethtown College employs 59 Associate professors, 34 Professors, and 23 Assistant professors. Most academics at Elizabethtown College are Male Associate professors (35), Female Associate professors(24), and Male Professors (23).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Elizabethtown College are: Service, with 86 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 51 employees, and Management with 40 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$76.1M

2017 Endowment

9.16%

growth from 2016

Elizabethtown College has an endowment valued at about $76.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Elizabethtown College grew 9.16% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $38.9M 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. $584k - Federal

  2. $345k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Elizabethtown College received $584k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $345k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$28.5M

2017 Salaries

15%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Elizabethtown College paid a median of $28.5M in salaries, which represents 42.5% of their overall expenditure ($67M) and a 15% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 13% decline from 2015 and a 2.24% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$9.94M

Instructional Salaries

128

Number of Employees

In 2017, Elizabethtown College paid a total of $9.94M to 128 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.9% 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

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

59 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

86 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Elizabethtown College were Associate professor with 59 employees; Professor with 34 employees; and Professor with 23 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Elizabethtown College were Service with 86 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 51 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Elizabethtown College was Male Associate professor with 35 employees, Female Associate professor with 24 employees, and Male Professor with 23 employees.

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