Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$23,900

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$12,614

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

15.5%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

2,992

95.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

28.8%

19 Graduates

About

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is a higher education institution located in Dauphin County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology were General Computer & Information Sciences (28 degrees awarded), Natural Sciences (12 degrees), and Forensic Science & Technology (8 degrees).

In 2016, 201 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. 33.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 66.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (34 degrees), 2.27 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (15 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is $23,900, which is $3,740 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is $23,900, which is $3,740 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,614.

In 2016, 81% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 65% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$23,900

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology was $23,900. The cost of tuition at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is $3,740 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$12,614

2016 Value

33.1%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Harrisburg University of Science and Technology had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,614. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Harrisburg University of Science and Technology grew by 33.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,150

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology was of $9,150 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board did not change between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

81%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

65%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

81% of undergraduate students at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 17.3% with respect to 2015, 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.

15.5%

2015 Default Rate

13

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology was 15.5%, which represents 13 out of the 84 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

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 2,992 students enrolled at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

N/A%

Acceptance Rate in N/A

N/A

Accepted Out of N/A

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology has a total enrollment of 2,992 students. The full-time enrollment at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is 2,856 students and the part-time enrollment is 136. This means that 95.5% of students enrolled at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5.72% White, 5.68% Black or African American, 1.37% Hispanic or Latino, 0.702% Asian, 0.668% Two or More Races, 0.0668% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0334% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (22.7%), followed by Black or African American Male (21.2%) and Black or African American Female (20.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (0.278%), followed by White Female (0.238%) and Black or African American Male (0.238%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,992 students. The full-time enrollment at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is 2,856 and the part-time enrollment is 136. This means that 95.5% of students enrolled at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

54%

2016 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 Harrisburg University of Science and Technology was 54%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Harrisburg University of Science and Technology had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    171

  2. Black or African American

    170

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    41

The enrolled student population at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is 5.72% White, 5.68% Black or African American, 1.37% Hispanic or Latino, 0.702% Asian, 0.668% Two or More Races, 0.0668% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0334% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% Black or African American.

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, 5 students (0.167%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 67 fewer women than men received degrees from Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. The majority of degree recipients at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology are white (34 degrees awarded). There were 2.27 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (15 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is General Computer & Information Sciences (28 degrees awarded), followed by Natural Sciences (12 degrees) and Forensic Science & Technology (8 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (102 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (7 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (28 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 Harrisburg University of Science and Technology are Software developers, applications & systems software (524,291 people), Miscellaneous managers (276,323 people), Postsecondary teachers (157,721 people), Computer programmers (148,892 people), and Other Computer Occupations (141,888 people).

The most specialized majors at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology are Engineering Technologies (102 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (7 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (28 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (12 degrees), and Physical Sciences (6 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 Harrisburg University of Science and Technology are Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology are Engineering Technologies (102 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (7 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (28 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (12 degrees), and Physical Sciences (6 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 Harrisburg University of Science and Technology are Computer Systems Design (633,180 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (297,657 people), Elementary & secondary schools (264,868 people), Hospitals (224,872 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (152,881 people).

The most specialized majors at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology are Engineering Technologies (102 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (7 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (28 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (12 degrees), and Physical Sciences (6 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 Harrisburg University of Science and Technology.

Most Common

  1. 28 degrees awarded

  2. 12 degrees awarded

  3. 8 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology was General Computer & Information Sciences with 28 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 134

  2. 67

In 2016, 134 degrees were awarded to men at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, which is 2 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (67).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 76 degrees were awarded to men at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in Computer & Computer Systems Technology, which is 2.92 times more than the 26 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 26 degrees were awarded to women at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in Computer & Computer Systems Technology, which is 0.342 times less than the 76 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

6%

100% Completion Time

21%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 6% of students graduating from Harrisburg University of Science and Technology completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 21% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 21% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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

    34 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    15 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is white (34 degrees awarded). There were 2.27 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (15 degrees).

0.995% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    21 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    13 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is white male (21 degrees awarded). There were 1.62 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (13 degrees).

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Operations

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.48k (N/A%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology had a total expenditure of $22.8M. Of that $22.8M, they spent $6.17M on salaries and $22.8M on benefits.

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology employs 12 Assistant professors, 11 Associate professors, and 8 Professors. Most academics at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology are Male Assistant professors (10), Male Associate professors(9), and Male Professors (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 17 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 17 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 8 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2015 Endowment

0%

growth from 2014

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Harrisburg University of Science and Technology stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.33M - Federal

  2. $2.8M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology received $1.33M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.8M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$6.17M

Salary Expenditure

$22.8M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology had a total expenditure of $22.8M. Of that $22.8M, they spent $6.17M on salaries and $22.8M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$6.17M

2015 Salaries

32.3%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology paid a median of $6.17M in salaries, which represents 27.1% of their overall expenditure ($22.8M) and a 32.3% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.01% growth from 2013 and a 10.3% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.5M

Instructional Salaries

25

Number of Employees

In 2015, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology paid a total of $2.5M to 25 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

12 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

17 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology were Assistant professor with 12 employees; Associate professor with 11 employees; and Associate professor with 8 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 17 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 17 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 8 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology was Male Assistant professor with 10 employees, Male Associate professor with 9 employees, and Male Professor with 6 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology.

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