Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine

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2019 Default Rate
1.42%
on Student Loans
2018 Enrolled Students
943
96.5% Full-Time

About

Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine is a higher education institution located in Dauphin County, PA. In 2019, the most popular Professional Doctorate concentrations at Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine were Medicine (139 degrees awarded).

In 2019, 232 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine. 58.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (142 degrees), 3.84 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (37 degrees).

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.42%
2019 Default Rate
254
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine was 1.42%, which represents 254 out of the 17838 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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Enrollment

Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine had a total enrollment of 943 students in 2018. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine is 910 students and the part-time enrollment is 33. This means that 96.5% of students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40.8% White, 10.3% Asian, 3.82% Hispanic or Latino, 2.76% Black or African American, 2.65% Two or More Races, and 0.106% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (21.2%), followed by White Male (19.2%) and Asian Male (5.27%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine in 2018, both undergraduate and graduate, is 943 students. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine is 910 and the part-time enrollment is 33. This means that 96.5% of students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2018)
  1. White
    385 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    97 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    36 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine is 40.8% White, 10.3% Asian, 3.82% Hispanic or Latino, 2.76% Black or African American, 2.65% Two or More Races, and 0.106% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% 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, 299 students (31.7%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 38 more women than men received degrees from Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine is white (142 degrees awarded). There were 3.84 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (37 degrees).

The most common Professional Doctorate concentration at Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine is Medicine (139 degrees awarded).

In 2019,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Biology (35 degrees awarded), Health (197 degrees), and Engineering (0 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,639,335 people), Other managers (2,238,430 people), Registered nurses (1,850,364 people), Software developers (1,446,628 people), and Accountants & auditors (1,374,574 people).

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine in 2019 are Biology (35 degrees awarded), Health (197 degrees), Engineering (0 degrees), and Business (0 degrees) (as of 2019).

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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 State University-College of Medicine are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine are Biology (35 degrees awarded), Health (197 degrees), Engineering (0 degrees), and Business (0 degrees) (as of 2019).

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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 State University-College of Medicine are Elementary & secondary schools (5,586,329 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,275,256 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (2,452,532 people), Computer Systems Design (2,343,824 people), and Construction (1,303,670 people).

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine are Biology (35 degrees awarded), Health (197 degrees), Engineering (0 degrees), and Business (0 degrees) (as of 2019).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine.
Most Common (2019)
139 degrees awarded

In 2019, the most common professional doctorate concentration at Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine was Medicine with 139 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree-majors recipients from professional doctorate programs at Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine according to their major.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

97
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
135
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 97 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine, which is 0.719 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (135).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 59 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine in Medicine, which is 0.738 times less than the 80 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 80 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine in Medicine, which is 1.36 times more than the 59 male recipients with that same degree.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2019)
  1. White
    142 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    37 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine is white (142 degrees awarded). There were 3.84 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (37 degrees).

7.76% of degree recipients (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2019)
  1. White Female
    79 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    63 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine is white female (79 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (63 degrees).

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