Muhlenberg College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$47,825

4.9% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$36,679

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2.66%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

48.3%

4,862 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,408

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 (100 degrees awarded), General Drama & Theater Arts (76 degrees), and General Psychology (58 degrees).

In 2016, 697 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Muhlenberg College. 59.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (539 degrees), 8.56 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (63 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Muhlenberg College is $47,825, which is $23,410 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Muhlenberg College is $47,825, which is $23,410 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $36,679.

In 2016, 87% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 50% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$47,825

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Muhlenberg College was $47,825. The cost of tuition at Muhlenberg College is $23,410 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$36,679

2016 Value

4.97%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Muhlenberg College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $36,679. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Muhlenberg College grew by 4.97%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,770

Room and Board

$1,300

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Muhlenberg College was of $10,770 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 4.21% 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

87%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

50%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

87% of undergraduate students at Muhlenberg College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 6.1% with respect to 2015, when 82% 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.

2.66%

2015 Default Rate

11

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Muhlenberg College was 2.66%, which represents 11 out of the 414 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 4,862 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 3.05% annual decline. Out of those 4,862 applicants, 2,346 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 48.3% acceptance rate.

There were 2,408 students enrolled at Muhlenberg College in 2016, and 54% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Muhlenberg College has an overall enrollment yield of 25.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

48.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,346

Accepted Out of 4,862

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Muhlenberg College was 48.3% (2,346 admissions from 4,862 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 48.4%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -3.05%, while admissions declined by -3.3%.

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SAT Scores

54%

Submission Percentage

319

Scores Submitted

54% of enrolled first-time students at Muhlenberg College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Muhlenberg College has a total enrollment of 2,408 students. The full-time enrollment at Muhlenberg College is 2,318 students and the part-time enrollment is 90. 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 75% White, 6.98% Hispanic or Latino, 3.49% Black or African American, 3.28% Asian, 1.45% Two or More Races, 0.0415% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0415% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Muhlenberg College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (45.8%), followed by White Male (30.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.88%). 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 2,408 students. The full-time enrollment at Muhlenberg College is 2,318 and the part-time enrollment is 90. This means that 96.3% of students enrolled at Muhlenberg College are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

90%

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 Muhlenberg College was 90%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), 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

    1,806

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    168

  3. Black or African American

    84

The enrolled student population at Muhlenberg College is 75% White, 6.98% Hispanic or Latino, 3.49% Black or African American, 3.28% Asian, 1.45% Two or More Races, 0.0415% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0415% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2016, 135 more women than men received degrees from Muhlenberg College. The majority of degree recipients at Muhlenberg College are white (539 degrees awarded). There were 8.56 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (63 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Muhlenberg College is General Business Administration & Management (100 degrees awarded), followed by General Drama & Theater Arts (76 degrees) and General Psychology (58 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 (141 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (14 degrees), and Biology (86 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 Muhlenberg College are Physicians & surgeons (400,573 people), Miscellaneous managers (230,021 people), Designers (192,027 people), Postsecondary teachers (190,840 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (185,197 people).

The most specialized majors at Muhlenberg College are Visual & Performing Arts (141 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (14 degrees), Biology (86 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (15 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (8 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 Muhlenberg College are Chief executives & legislators, Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Dentists, and Dental hygienists

The most specialized majors at Muhlenberg College are Visual & Performing Arts (141 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (14 degrees), Biology (86 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (15 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (8 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 Hospitals (498,708 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (378,308 people), Elementary & secondary schools (337,599 people), Offices of physicians (165,664 people), and Scientific research & development services (122,681 people).

The most specialized majors at Muhlenberg College are Visual & Performing Arts (141 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (14 degrees), Biology (86 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (15 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (8 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 100 degrees awarded

  2. 76 degrees awarded

  3. 58 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Muhlenberg College was General Business Administration & Management with 100 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 281

  2. 416

In 2016, 281 degrees were awarded to men at Muhlenberg College, which is 0.675 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (416).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 44 degrees were awarded to men at Muhlenberg College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.786 times less than the 56 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 56 degrees were awarded to women at Muhlenberg College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.27 times more than the 44 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

81%

100% Completion Time

86%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 81% of students graduating from Muhlenberg College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 86% 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

    539 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    63 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    41 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Muhlenberg College is white (539 degrees awarded). There were 8.56 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (63 degrees).

9.04% of degree recipients (63 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    326 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    213 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races Female

    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Muhlenberg College is white female (326 degrees awarded). There were 1.53 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (213 degrees).

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Operations

Muhlenberg College has an endowment valued at nearly $257M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.87M (1.12%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Muhlenberg College had a total expenditure of $94M. Of that $94M, they spent $38.6M on salaries and $94M on benefits.

Muhlenberg College employs 61 Professors, 50 Assistant professors, and 47 Associate professors. Most academics at Muhlenberg College are Male Professors (42), Female Assistant professors(30), and Female Lecturers (25).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Muhlenberg College are: Service, with 76 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 63 employees, and Management with 56 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$257M

2015 Endowment

0.195%

decline from 2014

Muhlenberg College has an endowment valued at about $257M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Muhlenberg College declined 0.195% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $223M 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. $170k - Federal

  2. $94.9k - State

  3. $6.09k - Local

As of 2015, Muhlenberg College received $170k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $94.9k from state grants and contracts, and $6.09k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$38.6M

Salary Expenditure

$94M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Muhlenberg College had a total expenditure of $94M. Of that $94M, they spent $38.6M on salaries and $94M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$38.6M

2015 Salaries

4.82%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Muhlenberg College paid a median of $38.6M in salaries, which represents 41.1% of their overall expenditure ($94M) and a 4.82% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.44% growth from 2013 and a 3.91% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$13.9M

Instructional Salaries

180

Number of Employees

In 2015, Muhlenberg College paid a total of $13.9M to 180 employees working as instructors, which represents 36% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

61 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

76 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Muhlenberg College were Professor with 61 employees; Assistant professor with 50 employees; and Assistant professor with 47 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Muhlenberg College were Service with 76 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 63 employees; and Management with 56 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Muhlenberg College was Male Professor with 42 employees, Female Assistant professor with 30 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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