Lock Haven University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,716
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$19,128
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
8.14%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
94.8%
2,203 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
3,158
86.7% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
54.1%
595 Graduates

About

Lock Haven University is a higher education institution located in Clinton County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Lock Haven University were Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (105 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (74 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (68 degrees).

In 2019, 896 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lock Haven University. 63.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (797 degrees), 16.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (48 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lock Haven University is $7,716, which is $−14,310 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Lock Haven University is $7,716, which is $−14,310 less 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 $19,128.

In 2019, 66% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 75% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,716
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Lock Haven University was $7,716. The cost of tuition at Lock Haven University is $−14,310 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$19,128
2019 Value
3.44%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Lock Haven University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,128. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Lock Haven University grew by 3.44%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,900
Room and Board
$1,750
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lock Haven University was of $9,900 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,750. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.682% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.94% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

66%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
75%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

66% of undergraduate students at Lock Haven University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 66% 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.
8.14%
2017 Default Rate
125
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Lock Haven University was 8.14%, which represents 125 out of the 1535 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

Lock Haven University received 2,203 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 13.9% annual decline. Out of those 2,203 applicants, 2,089 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 94.8% acceptance rate.

There were 3,158 students enrolled at Lock Haven University in 2019, and 94% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lock Haven University has an overall enrollment yield of 28.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

94.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,089
Accepted Out of 2,203

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Lock Haven University was 94.8% (2,089 admissions from 2,203 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 94.3%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −13.9%, while admissions declined by −13.5%.

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SAT Scores

94%
Submission Percentage
562
Scores Submitted

94% of enrolled first-time students at Lock Haven University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Lock Haven University has a total enrollment of 3,158 students. The full-time enrollment at Lock Haven University is 2,738 students and the part-time enrollment is 420. This means that 86.7% of students enrolled at Lock Haven University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lock Haven University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 83.5% White, 7.03% Black or African American, 3.29% Hispanic or Latino, 2.03% Two or More Races, 1.23% Asian, 0.285% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.127% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Lock Haven University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (50.1%), followed by White Male (33%) and Black or African American Male (4.92%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (56.2%), followed by White Male (25.2%) and Asian Female (3.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

86.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lock Haven University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,158 students. The full-time enrollment at Lock Haven University is 2,738 and the part-time enrollment is 420. This means that 86.7% of students enrolled at Lock Haven University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
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 Lock Haven University was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Lock Haven University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,637
  2. Black or African American
    222
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    104

The enrolled student population at Lock Haven University is 83.5% White, 7.03% Black or African American, 3.29% Hispanic or Latino, 2.03% Two or More Races, 1.23% Asian, 0.285% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.127% 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, 57 students (1.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 248 more women than men received degrees from Lock Haven University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Lock Haven University is white (797 degrees awarded). There were 16.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (48 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Lock Haven University is Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (105 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (74 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (68 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Lock Haven University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (128 degrees awarded), Protective Services (79 degrees), and Physical Sciences (25 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 Lock Haven University are Social workers, all other (192,481 people), Other managers (190,028 people), Postsecondary teachers (159,816 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (154,502 people), and Police officers (146,100 people).

The most specialized majors at Lock Haven University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (128 degrees awarded), Protective Services (79 degrees), Physical Sciences (25 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (36 degrees), and English (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 Lock Haven University are Surgeons, Physicians, Public relations specialists, Advertising sales agents, and Financial analysts

The most specialized majors at Lock Haven University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (128 degrees awarded), Protective Services (79 degrees), Physical Sciences (25 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (36 degrees), and English (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 Lock Haven University are Elementary & secondary schools (427,744 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (385,205 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (349,402 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (218,155 people), and Individual & family services (144,208 people).

The most specialized majors at Lock Haven University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (128 degrees awarded), Protective Services (79 degrees), Physical Sciences (25 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (36 degrees), and English (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 Lock Haven University.

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Lock Haven University was Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences with 105 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

324
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
572
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 324 degrees were awarded to men at Lock Haven University, which is 0.566 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (572).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 49 degrees were awarded to men at Lock Haven University in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration, which is 1.63 times more than the 30 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 80 degrees were awarded to women at Lock Haven University in Registered Nursing, which is 8.89 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

35%
100% Completion Time
55%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 35% of students graduating from Lock Haven University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Lock Haven University is Female and Asian (75% 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, 0.672% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    797 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    48 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lock Haven University is white (797 degrees awarded). There were 16.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (48 degrees).

1.34% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    510 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    287 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Lock Haven University is white female (510 degrees awarded). There were 1.78 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (287 degrees).

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Operations

Lock Haven University has an endowment valued at nearly $20.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.69M (8.12%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Lock Haven University had a total salary expenditure of $83.8M. Lock Haven University employs 84 Professors, 48 Associate professors, and 48 Assistant professors. Most academics at Lock Haven University are Male Professors (47), Female Professors(37), and Female Assistant professors (27).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lock Haven University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 68 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 62 employees, and Service with 56 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$20.8M
2019 Endowment
82.4%
growth from 2018

Lock Haven University has an endowment valued at about $20.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Lock Haven University grew 82.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $17.7M lower than 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $647k - Federal
  2. $3.89M - State
  3. $1.22k - Local

As of 2019, Lock Haven University received $647k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.89M from state grants and contracts, and $1.22k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$38.9M
2019 Salaries
1.13%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Lock Haven University paid a median of $38.9M in salaries, which represents 46.4% of their overall expenditure ($83.8M) and a 1.13% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.14% decline from 2017 and a 1.7% 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

$17.9M
Instructional Salaries
190
Number of Employees

In 2019, Lock Haven University paid a total of $17.9M to 190 employees working as instructors, which represents 46.1% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
84 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
68 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lock Haven University were Professor with 84 employees; Associate professor with 48 employees; and Associate professor with 48 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lock Haven University were Business and Financial Operations with 68 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 62 employees; and Service with 56 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lock Haven University was Male Professor with 47 employees, Female Professor with 37 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 27 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Lock Haven University.

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