Peirce College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$13,872

2.12% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$8,325

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

13.9%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

1,563

20.7% Full-Time

About

Peirce College is a higher education institution located in Philadelphia County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Peirce College were General Business Administration & Management (55 degrees awarded), Information Technology (25 degrees), and Paralegal (24 degrees).

In 2016, 309 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Peirce College. 71.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 28.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (184 degrees), 2.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (80 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Peirce College is $13,872, which is $-10,543 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Peirce College is $13,872, which is $-10,543 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,325.

In 2016, 84% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 77% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$13,872

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Peirce College was $13,872. The cost of tuition at Peirce College is $-10,543 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$8,325

2016 Value

5.17%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Peirce College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,325. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Peirce College grew by 5.17%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,190

Room and Board

$1,600

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Peirce College was of $6,190 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. 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

84%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

77%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

84% of undergraduate students at Peirce College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.18% with respect to 2015, when 85% 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.

13.9%

2015 Default Rate

133

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Peirce College was 13.9%, which represents 133 out of the 959 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

Peirce College 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 1,563 students enrolled at Peirce College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Peirce College has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

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Acceptance Rate in N/A

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SAT Scores

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Submission Percentage

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Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Peirce College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Peirce College has a total enrollment of 1,563 students. The full-time enrollment at Peirce College is 323 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,240. This means that 20.7% of students enrolled at Peirce College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Peirce College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.3% Black or African American, 18.6% White, 8.06% Hispanic or Latino, 2.11% Asian, 0.576% Two or More Races, 0.192% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.128% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Peirce College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (42.8%), followed by Black or African American Male (21.1%) and White Female (11.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (20%), followed by Black or African American Male (20%) and Two or More Races Male (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

20.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Peirce College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,563 students. The full-time enrollment at Peirce College is 323 and the part-time enrollment is 1,240. This means that 20.7% of students enrolled at Peirce College are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

100%

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 Peirce College was 100%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Peirce College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    1,068

  2. White

    290

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    126

The enrolled student population at Peirce College is 68.3% Black or African American, 18.6% White, 8.06% Hispanic or Latino, 2.11% Asian, 0.576% Two or More Races, 0.192% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.128% 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.

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, 27 students (1.73%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 131 more women than men received degrees from Peirce College. The majority of degree recipients at Peirce College are black or african american (184 degrees awarded). There were 2.3 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (80 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Peirce College is General Business Administration & Management (55 degrees awarded), followed by Information Technology (25 degrees) and Paralegal (24 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Peirce College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (47 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (40 degrees), and Business (158 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 Peirce College are Registered nurses (1,309,161 people), Accountants & auditors (1,101,790 people), Miscellaneous managers (863,032 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (512,232 people), and Financial managers (438,383 people).

The most specialized majors at Peirce College are Legal (47 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (40 degrees), Business (158 degrees), Protective Services (17 degrees), and Health (38 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The most specialized majors at Peirce College are Legal (47 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (40 degrees), Business (158 degrees), Protective Services (17 degrees), and Health (38 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 Peirce College are Hospitals (1,743,813 people), Computer Systems Design (872,871 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (672,519 people), Elementary & secondary schools (670,791 people), and Banking & related activities (539,202 people).

The most specialized majors at Peirce College are Legal (47 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (40 degrees), Business (158 degrees), Protective Services (17 degrees), and Health (38 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 Peirce College.

Most Common

  1. 55 degrees awarded

  2. 25 degrees awarded

  3. 24 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Peirce College was General Business Administration & Management with 55 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 89

  2. 220

In 2016, 89 degrees were awarded to men at Peirce College, which is 0.405 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (220).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 28 degrees were awarded to men at Peirce College in Information Technology, which is 2.55 times more than the 11 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 62 degrees were awarded to women at Peirce College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.38 times more than the 26 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

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100% Completion Time

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150% Completion Time

In N/A, N/A% of students graduating from Peirce College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, N/A% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and N/A% 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.

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Highest Graduation Rate (N/A%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Peirce College is N/A and N/A (N/A% 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, N/A% of graduates (N/A students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    184 degrees awarded

  2. White

    80 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Peirce College is black or african american (184 degrees awarded). There were 2.3 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (80 degrees).

1.62% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    139 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    50 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    45 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Peirce College is black or african american female (139 degrees awarded). There were 2.78 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (50 degrees).

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Operations

Peirce College has an endowment valued at nearly $239k, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $711k (297%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Peirce College had a total expenditure of $20.4M. Of that $20.4M, they spent $9.56M on salaries and $20.4M on benefits.

Peirce College employs 12 Professors, 7 Assistant professors, and 6 Associate professors. Most academics at Peirce College are Male Professors (6), Female Professors(6), and Female Assistant professors (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Peirce College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 21 employees, Management, with 18 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 15 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$239k

2015 Endowment

0.233%

growth from 2014

Peirce College has an endowment valued at about $239k, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Peirce College grew 0.233% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $33.4M lower 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: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $814k - Federal

  2. $204k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Peirce College received $814k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $204k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$9.56M

Salary Expenditure

$20.4M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Peirce College had a total expenditure of $20.4M. Of that $20.4M, they spent $9.56M on salaries and $20.4M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$9.56M

2015 Salaries

8.96%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Peirce College paid a median of $9.56M in salaries, which represents 46.9% of their overall expenditure ($20.4M) and a 8.96% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.26% decline from 2013 and a 4.92% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$2.15M

Instructional Salaries

28

Number of Employees

In 2015, Peirce College paid a total of $2.15M to 28 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.5% 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

12 Employees

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

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

21 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Peirce College were Professor with 12 employees; Assistant professor with 7 employees; and Assistant professor with 6 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Peirce College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 21 employees; Management with 18 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 15 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Peirce College was Male Professor with 6 employees, Female Professor with 6 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 5 employees.

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

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