Grove City College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$18,470
3.01% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$22,344
After Financial Aid
2019 Acceptance Rate
79.4%
1,697 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,272
95.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
81.8%
548 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 Speech Communication & Rhetoric (39 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (39 degrees), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (37 degrees).

In 2019, 570 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Grove City College. 51.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (512 degrees), 20.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (25 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Grove City College is $18,470, which is $−8,810 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Grove City College is $18,470, which is $−8,810 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,344.

In 2019, 67% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$18,470
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Grove City College was $18,470. The cost of tuition at Grove City College is $−8,810 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$22,344
2019 Value
5.46%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Grove City College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,344. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Grove City College grew by 5.46%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,770
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Grove City College was of $9,770 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 3.94% 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

67%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
N/A%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

67% of undergraduate students at Grove City College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.52% with respect to 2018, when 66% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Grove City College received 1,697 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 6.45% annual decline. Out of those 1,697 applicants, 1,348 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 79.4% acceptance rate.

There were 2,272 students enrolled at Grove City College in 2019, and 84% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Grove City College has an overall enrollment yield of 36.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

79.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,348
Accepted Out of 1,697

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Grove City College was 79.4% (1,348 admissions from 1,697 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 79.1%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −6.45%, while admissions declined by −6%.

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SAT Scores

84%
Submission Percentage
410
Scores Submitted

84% of enrolled first-time students at Grove City College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Grove City College has a total enrollment of 2,272 students. The full-time enrollment at Grove City College is 2,172 students and the part-time enrollment is 100. This means that 95.6% of students enrolled at Grove City College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Grove City College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 91.9% White, 3.08% Two or More Races, 1.94% Asian, 1.19% Hispanic or Latino, 0.66% Black or African American, 0.088% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.044% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Grove City College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (49.3%), followed by White Female (42.7%) and Two or More Races Male (1.61%). 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

95.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Grove City College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,272 students. The full-time enrollment at Grove City College is 2,172 and the part-time enrollment is 100. This means that 95.6% of students enrolled at Grove City College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

90%
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 Grove City College was 90%. 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
    2,089
  2. Two or More Races
    70
  3. Asian
    44

The enrolled student population at Grove City College is 91.9% White, 3.08% Two or More Races, 1.94% Asian, 1.19% Hispanic or Latino, 0.66% Black or African American, 0.088% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.044% 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 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, 7 students (0.308%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 18 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 (512 degrees awarded). There were 20.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (25 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Grove City College is Speech Communication & Rhetoric (39 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (39 degrees) and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (37 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 (21 degrees awarded), Biology (58 degrees), and Communications (39 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 Grove City College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,596,213 people), Secondary school teachers (593,839 people), Physicians (412,008 people), Education administrators (333,300 people), and Other managers (322,513 people).

The most specialized majors at Grove City College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (21 degrees awarded), Biology (58 degrees), Communications (39 degrees), Education (83 degrees), and English (16 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 Grove City College are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Actuaries, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Grove City College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (21 degrees awarded), Biology (58 degrees), Communications (39 degrees), Education (83 degrees), and English (16 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 Elementary & secondary schools (3,053,303 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (697,678 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (569,247 people), Offices of physicians (239,338 people), and Computer Systems Design (227,772 people).

The most specialized majors at Grove City College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (21 degrees awarded), Biology (58 degrees), Communications (39 degrees), Education (83 degrees), and English (16 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. 39 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 39 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 37 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Grove City College was Speech Communication & Rhetoric with 39 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

276
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
294
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 276 degrees were awarded to men at Grove City College, which is 0.939 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (294).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 30 degrees were awarded to men at Grove City College in Mechanical Engineering, which is 6 times more than the 5 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 34 degrees were awarded to women at Grove City College in Early Childhood Education & Teaching, which is 11.3 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

78%
100% Completion Time
83%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 78% of students graduating from Grove City 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 83% 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.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Grove City College is Female and Black or African American (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
    512 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    25 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Grove City College is white (512 degrees awarded). There were 20.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (25 degrees).

0.175% 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
    271 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    241 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Male
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Grove City College is white female (271 degrees awarded). There were 1.12 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (241 degrees).

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Operations

Grove City College has an endowment valued at nearly $141M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $10.7M (7.58%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Grove City College had a total salary expenditure of $79.8M. 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

$141M
2019 Endowment
9.88%
growth from 2018

Grove City College has an endowment valued at about $141M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Grove City College grew 9.88% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $100M 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 2019, 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

$28.5M
2019 Salaries
29.5%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Grove City College paid a median of $28.5M in salaries, which represents 35.7% of their overall expenditure ($79.8M) and a 29.5% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 13.2% decline from 2017 and a 8.55% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% 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 $4.89M (31.6%) 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 Gender

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

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