Pennsylvania College of Art and Design

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$25,000
3.09% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$26,927
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
4.69%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
43.3%
353 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
246
94.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
58.7%
37 Graduates

About

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design is a higher education institution located in Lancaster County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design were Illustration (20 degrees awarded), Graphic Design (8 degrees), and General Fine Studio Arts (8 degrees).

In 2019, 48 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design. 66.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (27 degrees), 3.86 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (7 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design is $25,000, which is $10,500 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design is $25,000, which is $10,500 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,927.

In 2019, 98% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 84% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$25,000
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design was $25,000. The cost of tuition at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design is $10,500 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

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Average Net Price

$26,927
2019 Value
2.45%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Pennsylvania College of Art and Design had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,927. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Pennsylvania College of Art and Design grew by 2.45%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,380
Room and Board
$1,540
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design was of $9,380 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,540. The cost of room and board increased by 4.79% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.99% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
84%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2.08% with respect to 2018, when 96% 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.
4.69%
2017 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design was 4.69%, which represents 3 out of the 64 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

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design received 353 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 17.3% annual growth. Out of those 353 applicants, 153 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 43.3% acceptance rate.

There were 246 students enrolled at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design has an overall enrollment yield of 45.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

43.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
153
Accepted Out of 353

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Pennsylvania College of Art and Design was 43.3% (153 admissions from 353 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 43.5%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 17.3%, while admissions grew by 16.8%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design has a total enrollment of 246 students. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design is 232 students and the part-time enrollment is 14. This means that 94.3% of students enrolled at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, both undergraduate and graduate, is 76% White, 8.13% Black or African American, 6.1% Two or More Races, 3.66% Asian, 2.85% Hispanic or Latino, 0.813% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.407% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (59.1%), followed by White Male (16.8%) and Black or African American Male (4.31%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, both undergraduate and graduate, is 246 students. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design is 232 and the part-time enrollment is 14. This means that 94.3% of students enrolled at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design are enrolled full-time compared with 70.4% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
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 Pennsylvania College of Art and Design was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (72%), Pennsylvania College of Art and Design had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    187
  2. Black or African American
    20
  3. Two or More Races
    15

The enrolled student population at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design is 76% White, 8.13% Black or African American, 6.1% Two or More Races, 3.66% Asian, 2.85% Hispanic or Latino, 0.813% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.407% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 44.8% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 16 more women than men received degrees from Pennsylvania College of Art and Design. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design is white (27 degrees awarded). There were 3.86 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (7 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design is Illustration (20 degrees awarded), followed by Graphic Design (8 degrees) and General Fine Studio Arts (8 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (48 degrees awarded).

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 Pennsylvania College of Art and Design are Graphic designers (96,595 people), Other managers (73,930 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (73,255 people), Postsecondary teachers (59,029 people), and Other designers (58,898 people).

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design are Visual & Performing Arts (48 degrees awarded).

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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 Pennsylvania College of Art and Design are Physicians, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Chief executives & legislators, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design are Visual & Performing Arts (48 degrees awarded).

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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 Pennsylvania College of Art and Design are Elementary & secondary schools (170,023 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (119,180 people), Specialized design services (59,359 people), Computer Systems Design (58,603 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (52,038 people).

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design are Visual & Performing Arts (48 degrees awarded).

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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 Pennsylvania College of Art and Design.
Most Common
  1. 20 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 8 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 8 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design was Illustration with 20 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

16
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
32
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 16 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, which is 0.5 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (32).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 5 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design in Graphic Design, which is 1.67 times more than the 3 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 17 degrees were awarded to women at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design in Illustration, which is 5.67 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

40%
100% Completion Time
45%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 40% of students graduating from Pennsylvania College of Art and Design completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 45% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 45% 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.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design is Male and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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, 2.7% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    27 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    7 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design is white (27 degrees awarded). There were 3.86 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (7 degrees).

14.6% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

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

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design is white female (17 degrees awarded). There were 1.7 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (10 degrees).

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Operations

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design has an endowment valued at nearly $1.85M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $309k (16.7%), compared to the 2.77% average return ($279k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2019, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design had a total salary expenditure of $6.32M. Pennsylvania College of Art and Design employs 11 Assistant professors, 2 Associate professors, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design are Female Assistant professors (6), Male Assistant professors(5), and Male Associate professors (2).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design are: Management, with 11 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 8 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 4 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.85M
2019 Endowment
2.79%
growth from 2018

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design has an endowment valued at about $1.85M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Pennsylvania College of Art and Design grew 2.79% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.25M lower than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $35.3k - Federal
  2. $78.9k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design received $35.3k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $78.9k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$2.65M
2019 Salaries
9.89%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design paid a median of $2.65M in salaries, which represents 42% of their overall expenditure ($6.32M) and a 9.89% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 18% growth from 2017 and a 9.03% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.89M (42.3% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$653k
Instructional Salaries
13
Number of Employees

In 2019, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design paid a total of $653k to 13 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $857k (29.6%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
11 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
11 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design were Assistant professor with 11 employees; Associate professor with 2 employees; and Associate professor with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design were Management with 11 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 8 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 4 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design was Female Assistant professor with 6 employees, Male Assistant professor with 5 employees, and Male Associate professor with 2 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design.

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