Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$23,900
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$8,249
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
18.8%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
4,291
94.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
42.9%
54 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 (19 degrees awarded), Natural Sciences (13 degrees), and Forensic Science & Technology (7 degrees).

In 2019, 817 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. 42.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 57.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (30 degrees), 1.76 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (17 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is $23,900, which is $1,874 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is $23,900, which is $1,874 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,249.

In 2019, 55% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 37% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$23,900
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, 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 $1,874 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$8,249
2019 Value
40.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Harrisburg University of Science and Technology had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,249. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Harrisburg University of Science and Technology grew by 40.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,975
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 $9,975 in 2019. 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 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

55%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
37%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

55% of undergraduate students at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 43.9% with respect to 2018, 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.
18.8%
2017 Default Rate
29
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology was 18.8%, which represents 29 out of the 154 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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Enrollment

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology has a total enrollment of 4,291 students. The full-time enrollment at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is 4,060 students and the part-time enrollment is 231. This means that 94.6% 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 7.43% White, 5.97% Black or African American, 2.38% Hispanic or Latino, 1.1% Asian, 0.583% Two or More Races, 0.0932% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0699% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (27.5%), followed by Black or African American Male (20.5%) and Black or African American Female (16.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (0.643%), followed by White Female (0.292%) and Asian Female (0.146%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,291 students. The full-time enrollment at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is 4,060 and the part-time enrollment is 231. This means that 94.6% of students enrolled at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
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 Harrisburg University of Science and Technology was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), 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
    319
  2. Black or African American
    256
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    102

The enrolled student population at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is 7.43% White, 5.97% Black or African American, 2.38% Hispanic or Latino, 1.1% Asian, 0.583% Two or More Races, 0.0932% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0699% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 9 students (0.21%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 123 fewer women than men received degrees from Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is white (30 degrees awarded). There were 1.76 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (17 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is General Computer & Information Sciences (19 degrees awarded), followed by Natural Sciences (13 degrees) and Forensic Science & Technology (7 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 Math & Statistics (183 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (259 degrees), and Business (275 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 Harrisburg University of Science and Technology are Accountants & auditors (1,006,474 people), Other managers (826,062 people), Software developers (719,154 people), Financial managers (509,630 people), and Chief executives & legislators (411,048 people).

The most specialized majors at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology are Math & Statistics (183 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (259 degrees), Business (275 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (59 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (13 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 Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology are Math & Statistics (183 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (259 degrees), Business (275 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (59 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (13 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 (1,077,396 people), Elementary & secondary schools (656,164 people), Banking & related activities (551,385 people), Insurance carriers (486,419 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (486,025 people).

The most specialized majors at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology are Math & Statistics (183 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (259 degrees), Business (275 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (59 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (13 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. 19 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 13 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 7 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology was General Computer & Information Sciences with 19 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

470
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
347
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 470 degrees were awarded to men at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, which is 1.35 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (347).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 177 degrees were awarded to men at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in Computer & Computer Systems Technology, which is 2.16 times more than the 82 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 124 degrees were awarded to women at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in Management Science, which is 0.821 times less than the 151 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%
100% Completion Time
26%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 19% 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, 26% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 27% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Masters Colleges and Universities Carnegie Classification group.

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.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (67.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is Male and White (67.6% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 3.7% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    30 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    17 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is white (30 degrees awarded). There were 1.76 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (17 degrees).

0.122% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    17 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    13 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is white male (17 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 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 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $517k (NaNk%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology had a total salary expenditure of $59.6M. Harrisburg University of Science and Technology employs 45 Assistant professors, 21 Associate professors, and 20 Lecturers. Most academics at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology are Male Assistant professors (30), Male Associate professors(17), and Male Lecturers (15).

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 56 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 55 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 16 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Harrisburg University of Science and Technology stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM 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. $28.1k - Federal
  2. $2.34M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology received $28.1k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.34M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$23.9M
2019 Salaries
30.9%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology paid a median of $23.9M in salaries, which represents 40.1% of their overall expenditure ($59.6M) and a 30.9% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 36.9% growth from 2017 and a 40.2% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.6M
Instructional Salaries
104
Number of Employees

In 2019, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology paid a total of $11.6M to 104 employees working as instructors, which represents 48.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
45 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
56 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology were Assistant professor with 45 employees; Associate professor with 21 employees; and Associate professor with 20 employees.

In 2019, 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 56 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 55 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 16 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology was Male Assistant professor with 30 employees, Male Associate professor with 17 employees, and Male Lecturer with 15 employees.

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

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