Grove City College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$18,930
2.49% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$22,371
After Financial Aid
2020 Acceptance Rate
77.6%
1,624 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,277
93% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
83.4%
531 Graduates

About

Grove City College is a higher education institution located in Mercer County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Grove City College were Mechanical Engineering (62 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (42 degrees), and General Finance (36 degrees).

In 2020, 578 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Grove City College. 52.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (540 degrees), 38.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (14 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Grove City College is $18,930, which is $−9,470 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Grove City College is $18,930, which is $−9,470 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,371.

In 2020, 69% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$18,930
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Grove City College was $18,930. The cost of tuition at Grove City College is $−9,470 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$22,371
2020 Value
0.121%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Grove City College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,371. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Grove City College grew by 0.121%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,060
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Grove City College was of $10,060 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 2.97% 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

69%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
N/A%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

69% of undergraduate students at Grove City College received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.99% with respect to 2019, when 67% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Grove City College received 1,624 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 4.3% annual decline. Out of those 1,624 applicants, 1,260 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 77.6% acceptance rate.

There were 2,277 students enrolled at Grove City College in 2020, and 86% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Grove City College has an overall enrollment yield of 41.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

77.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,260
Accepted Out of 1,624

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Grove City College was 77.6% (1,260 admissions from 1,624 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 79.4%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −4.3%, while admissions declined by −6.53%.

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SAT Scores

86%
Submission Percentage
451
Scores Submitted

86% of enrolled first-time students at Grove City College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Grove City College has a total enrollment of 2,277 students. The full-time enrollment at Grove City College is 2,117 students and the part-time enrollment is 160. This means that 93% of students enrolled at Grove City College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Grove City College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 91.5% White, 3.47% Two or More Races, 2.28% Asian, 0.747% Hispanic or Latino, 0.659% Black or African American, 0.132% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0439% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Grove City College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (48.9%), followed by White Female (42.5%) and Two or More Races Female (1.84%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

93%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Grove City College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,277 students. The full-time enrollment at Grove City College is 2,117 and the part-time enrollment is 160. This means that 93% of students enrolled at Grove City College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

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

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,083
  2. Two or More Races
    79
  3. Asian
    52

The enrolled student population at Grove City College is 91.5% White, 3.47% Two or More Races, 2.28% Asian, 0.747% Hispanic or Latino, 0.659% Black or African American, 0.132% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0439% 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 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% 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, 2 students (0.0878%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 24 more women than men received degrees from Grove City College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Grove City College is white (540 degrees awarded). There were 38.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (14 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Grove City College is Mechanical Engineering (62 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (42 degrees) and General Finance (36 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Grove City College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees awarded), Engineering (79 degrees), and English (18 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 Grove City College are Software developers (427,630 people), Other managers (395,507 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (331,167 people), Civil engineers (269,222 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (217,184 people).

The most specialized majors at Grove City College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees awarded), Engineering (79 degrees), English (18 degrees), History (10 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (21 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 Grove City College are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Grove City College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees awarded), Engineering (79 degrees), English (18 degrees), History (10 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (21 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 Grove City College are Computer Systems Design (489,655 people), Elementary & secondary schools (479,138 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (420,688 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (411,608 people), and Construction (308,131 people).

The most specialized majors at Grove City College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 degrees awarded), Engineering (79 degrees), English (18 degrees), History (10 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (21 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 Grove City College.
Most Common
  1. 62 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 42 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 36 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Grove City College was Mechanical Engineering with 62 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

277
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
301
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 277 degrees were awarded to men at Grove City College, which is 0.92 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (301).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 51 degrees were awarded to men at Grove City College in Mechanical Engineering, which is 4.64 times more than the 11 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 29 degrees were awarded to women at Grove City College in Early Childhood Education & Teaching, which is 14.5 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

71%
100% Completion Time
82%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 71% of students graduating from Grove City College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 82% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 82% 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 Grove City 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
    540 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    14 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Grove City College is white (540 degrees awarded). There were 38.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (14 degrees).

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    279 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    261 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Grove City College is white female (279 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (261 degrees).

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Operations

Grove City College has an endowment valued at nearly $146M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.49k (0.00512%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Grove City College had a total salary expenditure of $79.1M. Grove City College employs 0 N/A, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Grove City College are N/A (0), N/A(0), and N/A (0).

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Finances

Endowment

$146M
2020 Endowment
3.9%
growth from 2019

Grove City College has an endowment valued at about $146M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Grove City College grew 3.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $107M 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. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Grove City College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$25.2M
2020 Salaries
11.7%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Grove City College paid a median of $25.2M in salaries, which represents 31.8% of their overall expenditure ($79.1M) and a 11.7% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 29.5% growth from 2018 and a 13.2% decline from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$N/A
Instructional Salaries
0
Number of Employees

In N/A, Grove City College paid a total of $N/A to 0 employees working as instructors, which represents N/A% 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

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Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

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