Gettysburg College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$52,640
3.5% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$34,705
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
1.27%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
45.8%
6,384 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
2,411
99.7% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
83.6%
611 Graduates

About

Gettysburg College is a higher education institution located in Adams County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Gettysburg College were General Political Science & Government (71 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (69 degrees), and General Psychology (48 degrees).

In 2017, 667 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Gettysburg College. 56.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (528 degrees), 18.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (29 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Gettysburg College is $52,640, which is $27,446 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Gettysburg College is $52,640, which is $27,446 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $34,705.

In 2017, 82% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 55% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$52,640
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Gettysburg College was $52,640. The cost of tuition at Gettysburg College is $27,446 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$34,705
2017 Value
0.199%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Gettysburg College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $34,705. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Gettysburg College grew by 0.199%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,140
Room and Board
$500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Gettysburg College was of $12,140 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $500. The cost of room and board increased by 3.5% 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

82%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
55%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

82% of undergraduate students at Gettysburg College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 2.5% with respect to 2016, when 80% 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.
1.27%
2016 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Gettysburg College was 1.27%, which represents 6 out of the 471 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

Gettysburg College received 6,384 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 6.34% annual decline. Out of those 6,384 applicants, 2,924 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 45.8% acceptance rate.

There were 2,411 students enrolled at Gettysburg College in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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

Acceptance Rate

45.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
2,924
Accepted Out of 6,384

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Gettysburg College was 45.8% (2,924 admissions from 6,384 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 42.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -6.34%, while admissions grew by 0.619%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Gettysburg College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Gettysburg College has a total enrollment of 2,411 students. The full-time enrollment at Gettysburg College is 2,404 students and the part-time enrollment is 7. This means that 99.7% of students enrolled at Gettysburg College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Gettysburg College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75% White, 7.59% Hispanic or Latino, 3.53% Black or African American, 2.65% Two or More Races, 2.2% Asian, 0.124% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Gettysburg College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (38.8%), followed by White Male (36.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.24%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Gettysburg College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,411 students. The full-time enrollment at Gettysburg College is 2,404 and the part-time enrollment is 7. This means that 99.7% of students enrolled at Gettysburg College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

90%
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 Gettysburg College was 90%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Gettysburg College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,809
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    183
  3. Black or African American
    85

The enrolled student population at Gettysburg College is 75% White, 7.59% Hispanic or Latino, 3.53% Black or African American, 2.65% Two or More Races, 2.2% Asian, 0.124% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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.

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, 48 students (1.99%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 91 more women than men received degrees from Gettysburg College. The majority of degree recipients at Gettysburg College are white (528 degrees awarded). There were 18.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (29 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Gettysburg College is General Political Science & Government (71 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (69 degrees) and General Psychology (48 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Gettysburg College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (25 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (22 degrees), and History (41 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 Gettysburg College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (416,927 people), Other managers (255,406 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (224,358 people), Postsecondary teachers (144,126 people), and Chief executives & legislators (112,177 people).

The most specialized majors at Gettysburg College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (25 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (22 degrees), History (41 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (30 degrees), and Social Sciences (168 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Gettysburg College are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Sales managers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Gettysburg College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (25 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (22 degrees), History (41 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (30 degrees), and Social Sciences (168 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 Gettysburg College are Elementary & secondary schools (414,943 people), Legal services (326,580 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (320,780 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (198,908 people), and Computer Systems Design (168,414 people).

The most specialized majors at Gettysburg College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (25 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (22 degrees), History (41 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (30 degrees), and Social Sciences (168 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 Gettysburg College.
Most Common
  1. 71 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 69 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 48 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Gettysburg College was General Political Science & Government with 71 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 288
  2. 379

In 2017, 288 degrees were awarded to men at Gettysburg College, which is 0.76 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (379).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 41 degrees were awarded to men at Gettysburg College in General Political Science & Government, which is 1.37 times more than the 30 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 42 degrees were awarded to women at Gettysburg College in General Psychology, which is 7 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

80%
100% Completion Time
83%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 80% of students graduating from Gettysburg College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 83% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 84% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Gettysburg College is Male and Asian (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, 5.4% of graduates (33 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    528 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    29 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    24 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Gettysburg College is white (528 degrees awarded). There were 18.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (29 degrees).

3.45% of degree recipients (23 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    286 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    242 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Gettysburg College is white female (286 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (242 degrees).

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Operations

Gettysburg College has an endowment valued at nearly $314M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $31.4M (10%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Gettysburg College had a total salary expenditure of $128M. Gettysburg College employs 87 Associate professors, 71 Assistant professors, and 58 Professors. Most academics at Gettysburg College are Male Associate professors (47), Male Assistant professors(41), and Female Associate professors (40).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gettysburg College are: Service, with 148 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 108 employees, and Management with 73 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$314M
2017 Endowment
10.9%
growth from 2016

Gettysburg College has an endowment valued at about $314M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Gettysburg College grew 10.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $277M 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. $1.34M - Federal
  2. $409k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Gettysburg College received $1.34M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $409k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$51.3M
2017 Salaries
0.0579%
decline from 2016

In 2017, Gettysburg College paid a median of $51.3M in salaries, which represents 39.9% of their overall expenditure ($128M) and a 0.0579% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.72% decline from 2015 and a 3.72% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$19.9M
Instructional Salaries
231
Number of Employees

In 2017, Gettysburg College paid a total of $19.9M to 231 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.9% 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
87 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
148 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Gettysburg College were Associate professor with 87 employees; Assistant professor with 71 employees; and Assistant professor with 58 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gettysburg College were Service with 148 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 108 employees; and Management with 73 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Gettysburg College was Male Associate professor with 47 employees, Male Assistant professor with 41 employees, and Female Associate professor with 40 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Gettysburg College.

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