Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$15,388
2022 Average Net Price
$21,728
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.42%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
97.3%
5,605 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,077
90.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
31.7%
221 Graduates

About

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704) is a higher education institution located in Berks County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704) were Electromechanical Technology (39 degrees awarded), Mechanical Engineering (38 degrees), and General Business (31 degrees).

In 2022, 426 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704). 46% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 54% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (310 degrees), 5.17 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (60 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704) is $15,388, which is $−12,942 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704) is $15,388, which is $−12,942 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,728.

In 2022, 72% of undergraduate students attending Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 54% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$15,388
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704) was $15,388. The cost of tuition at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704) is $−12,942 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$21,728
2022 Value
2.97%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,728. Between 2018 and 2022, the average net price of Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704) grew by 2.97%.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

72%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
54%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

72% of undergraduate students at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 10% with respect to 2018, when 80% 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.
1.42%
2019 Default Rate
254
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704) 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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Admissions

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704) received 5,605 undergraduate applications in 2022.

There were 2,077 students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704) in 2022. 34% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704) has an overall enrollment yield of 11.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

97.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
5,453
Accepted Out of 5,605

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SAT Scores

34%
Submission Percentage (2022)
215
Scores Submitted (2022)

34% of enrolled first-time students at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704) in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704) had a total enrollment of 2,077 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704) is 1,873 students and the part-time enrollment is 204. This means that 90.2% of students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704), both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.2% White, 14.8% Hispanic or Latino, 7.61% Black or African American, 6.55% Asian, 2.6% Two or More Races, and 0.241% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (37.9%), followed by White Female (23.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (8.22%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,077 students. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704) is 1,873 and the part-time enrollment is 204. This means that 90.2% of students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704) are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
2022 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 State University-Penn State Berks (214704) was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,271 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    307 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    158 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704) is 61.2% White, 14.8% Hispanic or Latino, 7.61% Black or African American, 6.55% Asian, 2.6% Two or More Races, and 0.241% 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 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% 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, 83 students (4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 34 fewer women than men received degrees from Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704) is white (310 degrees awarded). There were 5.17 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (60 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704) is Electromechanical Technology (39 degrees awarded), followed by Mechanical Engineering (38 degrees) and General Business (31 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (39 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (62 degrees).

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 State University-Penn State Berks (214704) are Software developers (1,005,010 people), Other managers (522,671 people), Physicians (431,453 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (393,676 people), and Civil engineers (293,095 people).

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704) in 2022 are Engineering Technologies (39 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (62 degrees), Engineering (38 degrees), and Biology (31 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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-Penn State Berks (214704) are Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Physicians, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704) are Engineering Technologies (39 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (62 degrees), Engineering (38 degrees), and Biology (31 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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-Penn State Berks (214704) are Computer Systems Design (1,068,000 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (619,767 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (525,911 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (498,242 people), and Construction (374,396 people).

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704) are Engineering Technologies (39 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (26 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (62 degrees), Engineering (38 degrees), and Biology (31 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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-Penn State Berks (214704).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 39 degrees awarded
  2. 38 degrees awarded
  3. 31 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704) was Electromechanical Technology with 39 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

230
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
196
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 230 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704), which is 1.17 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (196).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 38 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704) in Electromechanical Technology, which is 38 times more than the 1 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 33 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704) in Occupational Therapist Assistant, which is 33 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%
100% Completion Time
25%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 16% of students graduating from Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 25% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 25% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Baccalaureate Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (53.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704) is Female and Asian (53.3% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    310 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    60 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    23 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704) is white (310 degrees awarded). There were 5.17 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (60 degrees).

0.704% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    174 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    136 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    31 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704) is white male (174 degrees awarded). There were 1.28 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (136 degrees).

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Operations

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704) employs 61 Associate professors, 37 Assistant professors and 23 Professors. Most academics at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704) are Male Associate professor (32), Female Associate professor (29), and Female Assistant professor (20).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704) are: Service, with 53 employees, Management, with 22 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 22 employees.

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
61 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
53 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704) were Associate professor with 61 employees, Assistant professor with 37 employees, and Professor with 23 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704) were Service with 53 employees, Management with 22 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 22 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704) was Male Associate professor with 32 employees, Female Associate professor with 29 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 20 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (214704).

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