Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$14,214
0% growth from 2018
2018 Average Net Price
$22,306
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
5.01%
Default Rate
2018 Acceptance Rate
87.8%
4,588 Applicants
2018 Graduation Rate
62.6%
388 Graduates

About

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg is a higher education institution located in Dauphin County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg were Mechanical Engineering (113 degrees awarded), General Civil Engineering (62 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (50 degrees).

In 2019, 1,076 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg. 42.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 57.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (708 degrees), 8.05 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (88 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg is $14,214, which is $-7,812 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg is $14,214, which is $-7,812 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,306.

In 2018, 73% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 52% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$14,214
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg was $14,214. The cost of tuition at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg is $-7,812 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$22,306
2018 Value

In 2018 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,306. Between N/A and 2018, the average net price of Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg grew by 0%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,570
Room and Board
$1,840
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg was of $11,570 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,840. The cost of room and board increased by 2.57% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

73%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
52%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

73% of undergraduate students at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg received grants or loans in 2018. This represents a growth of NaNM% with respect to N/A, when N/A% 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.
5.01%
2017 Default Rate
928
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg was 5.01%, which represents 928 out of the 18518 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 Harrisburg received 4,588 undergraduate applications in 2018, which represents a InfinityM% annual growth. Out of those 4,588 applicants, 4,026 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 87.8% acceptance rate.

There were 0 students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg in N/A, and 78% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg has an overall enrollment yield of 24.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

87.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2018
4,026
Accepted Out of 4,588

In 2018, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg was 87.8% (4,026 admissions from 4,588 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of false, which was N/A%. Between false and 2018, the number of applicants grew by InfinityM%, while admissions grew by InfinityM%.

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SAT Scores

78%
Submission Percentage
771
Scores Submitted

78% of enrolled first-time students at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg in 2018 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg has a total enrollment of 0 students. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg is 0 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that NaNM% of students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg, both undergraduate and graduate, is N/A.

Students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A. 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

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Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg, both undergraduate and graduate, is 0 students. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg is 0 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that NaNM% of students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

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N/A 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 Harrisburg was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
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The enrolled student population at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg is N/A. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 164 fewer women than men received degrees from Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg is white (708 degrees awarded). There were 8.05 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (88 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg is Mechanical Engineering (113 degrees awarded), followed by General Civil Engineering (62 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (50 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (28 degrees awarded), Engineering (243 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (126 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 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg are Software developers (922,184 people), Other managers (451,906 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (353,569 people), Civil engineers (273,794 people), and Mechanical engineers (204,715 people).

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg are Cultural & Gender Studies (28 degrees awarded), Engineering (243 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (126 degrees), Human Sciences (21 degrees), and Psychology (60 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 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Computer hardware engineers, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg are Cultural & Gender Studies (28 degrees awarded), Engineering (243 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (126 degrees), Human Sciences (21 degrees), and Psychology (60 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 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg are Computer Systems Design (973,550 people), Elementary & secondary schools (511,691 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (448,668 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (407,930 people), and Construction (321,576 people).

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg are Cultural & Gender Studies (28 degrees awarded), Engineering (243 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (126 degrees), Human Sciences (21 degrees), and Psychology (60 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 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg.
Most Common
  1. 113 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 62 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 50 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg was Mechanical Engineering with 113 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

620
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
456
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 620 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg, which is 1.36 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (456).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 100 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg in Mechanical Engineering, which is 7.14 times more than the 14 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 29 degrees were awarded to women at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg in General Marketing & Marketing Management, which is 1.38 times more than the 21 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (76.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg is Female and Asian (76.9% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 0.515% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    708 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    88 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    69 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg is white (708 degrees awarded). There were 8.05 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (88 degrees).

2.04% of degree recipients (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    419 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    289 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    45 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg is white male (419 degrees awarded). There were 1.45 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (289 degrees).

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