Muhlenberg College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$50,095

4.75% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$37,029

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

1.55%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

48.4%

4,636 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,367

96.3% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

83.3%

502 Graduates

About

Muhlenberg College is a higher education institution located in Lehigh County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Muhlenberg College were General Business Administration & Management (96 degrees awarded), General Psychology (80 degrees), and General Drama & Theater Arts (73 degrees).

In 2017, 755 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Muhlenberg College. 63.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (550 degrees), 7.33 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (75 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Muhlenberg College is $50,095, which is $24,901 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Muhlenberg College is $50,095, which is $24,901 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $37,029.

In 2017, 82% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 51% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$50,095

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Muhlenberg College was $50,095. The cost of tuition at Muhlenberg College is $24,901 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$37,029

2017 Value

0.954%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Muhlenberg College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $37,029. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Muhlenberg College grew by 0.954%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,090

Room and Board

$1,300

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Muhlenberg College was of $11,090 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 2.97% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

82%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

51%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

82% of undergraduate students at Muhlenberg College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 5.75% with respect to 2016, when 87% 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.

1.55%

2016 Default Rate

6

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Muhlenberg College was 1.55%, which represents 6 out of the 387 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

Muhlenberg College received 4,636 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 4.65% annual decline. Out of those 4,636 applicants, 2,242 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 48.4% acceptance rate.

There were 2,367 students enrolled at Muhlenberg College in 2017, and 51% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Muhlenberg College has an overall enrollment yield of 25.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

48.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,242

Accepted Out of 4,636

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Muhlenberg College was 48.4% (2,242 admissions from 4,636 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 48.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -4.65%, while admissions declined by -4.43%.

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SAT Scores

51%

Submission Percentage

290

Scores Submitted

51% of enrolled first-time students at Muhlenberg College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Muhlenberg College has a total enrollment of 2,367 students. The full-time enrollment at Muhlenberg College is 2,279 students and the part-time enrollment is 88. This means that 96.3% of students enrolled at Muhlenberg College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Muhlenberg College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.1% White, 6.84% Hispanic or Latino, 3.93% Black or African American, 3.21% Asian, 1.52% Two or More Races, 0.0845% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0422% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Muhlenberg College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (44.9%), followed by White Male (30.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.86%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Muhlenberg College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,367 students. The full-time enrollment at Muhlenberg College is 2,279 and the part-time enrollment is 88. This means that 96.3% of students enrolled at Muhlenberg College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

91%

2017 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 Muhlenberg College was 91%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Muhlenberg College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,754

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    162

  3. Black or African American

    93

The enrolled student population at Muhlenberg College is 74.1% White, 6.84% Hispanic or Latino, 3.93% Black or African American, 3.21% Asian, 1.52% Two or More Races, 0.0845% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0422% 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 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2017, 201 more women than men received degrees from Muhlenberg College. The majority of degree recipients at Muhlenberg College are white (550 degrees awarded). There were 7.33 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (75 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Muhlenberg College is General Business Administration & Management (96 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (80 degrees) and General Drama & Theater Arts (73 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Muhlenberg College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (142 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), and English (34 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 Muhlenberg College are Elementary & middle school teachers (308,863 people), Other managers (230,793 people), Postsecondary teachers (173,983 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (148,626 people), and Graphic designers (107,561 people).

The most specialized majors at Muhlenberg College are Visual & Performing Arts (142 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), English (34 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (8 degrees), and Communications (62 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 Muhlenberg College are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Sales managers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Muhlenberg College are Visual & Performing Arts (142 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), English (34 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (8 degrees), and Communications (62 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 Muhlenberg College are Elementary & secondary schools (553,477 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (382,011 people), Computer Systems Design (194,262 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (157,344 people), and Advertising, public relations & related services (146,437 people).

The most specialized majors at Muhlenberg College are Visual & Performing Arts (142 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), English (34 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (8 degrees), and Communications (62 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 96 degrees awarded

  2. 80 degrees awarded

  3. 73 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Muhlenberg College was General Business Administration & Management with 96 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 277

  2. 478

In 2017, 277 degrees were awarded to men at Muhlenberg College, which is 0.579 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (478).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 44 degrees were awarded to men at Muhlenberg College in General Finance, which is 8.8 times more than the 5 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 71 degrees were awarded to women at Muhlenberg College in General Psychology, which is 7.89 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

82%

100% Completion Time

85%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 82% of students graduating from Muhlenberg College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 85% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 86% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Muhlenberg College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 4.98% of graduates (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    550 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    75 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    60 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Muhlenberg College is white (550 degrees awarded). There were 7.33 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (75 degrees).

9.93% of degree recipients (75 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    352 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    198 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    35 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Muhlenberg College is white female (352 degrees awarded). There were 1.78 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (198 degrees).

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Operations

Muhlenberg College has an endowment valued at nearly $273M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $33.8M (12.4%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Muhlenberg College had a total expenditure of $102M. Of that $102M, they spent $41.6M on salaries and $102M on benefits.

Muhlenberg College employs 60 Professors, 50 Assistant professors, and 46 Associate professors. Most academics at Muhlenberg College are Male Professors (40), Female Assistant professors(28), and Female Lecturers (25).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Muhlenberg College are: Service, with 74 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 62 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 49 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$273M

2017 Endowment

10.5%

growth from 2016

Muhlenberg College has an endowment valued at about $273M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Muhlenberg College grew 10.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $236M 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. $833k - Federal

  2. $122k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Muhlenberg College received $833k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $122k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$41.6M

Salary Expenditure

$102M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Muhlenberg College had a total expenditure of $102M. Of that $102M, they spent $41.6M on salaries and $102M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Muhlenberg College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$41.6M

2017 Salaries

4.88%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Muhlenberg College paid a median of $41.6M in salaries, which represents 41% of their overall expenditure ($102M) and a 4.88% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.78% growth from 2015 and a 4.82% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$15M

Instructional Salaries

188

Number of Employees

In 2017, Muhlenberg College paid a total of $15M to 188 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

60 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

74 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Muhlenberg College were Professor with 60 employees; Assistant professor with 50 employees; and Assistant professor with 46 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Muhlenberg College were Service with 74 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 62 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 49 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Lecturer

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Muhlenberg College was Male Professor with 40 employees, Female Assistant professor with 28 employees, and Female Lecturer with 25 employees.

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

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