Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$12,718

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$13,977

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.11%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

82.8%

366 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

487

87.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

46.1%

88 Graduates

About

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre is a higher education institution located in Luzerne County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre were Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (23 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (15 degrees), and Information Science (12 degrees).

In 2016, 100 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre. 34% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 66% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (93 degrees), 31 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (3 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre is $12,718, which is $-11,697 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre is $12,718, which is $-11,697 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,977.

In 2016, 89% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 67% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$12,718

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre was $12,718. The cost of tuition at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre is $-11,697 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$13,977

2016 Value

4.2%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,977. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre grew by 4.2%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,926

Room and Board

$1,840

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre was of $10,926 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,840. The cost of room and board increased by 3.58% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.55% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

89%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

67%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

89% of undergraduate students at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 3.49% with respect to 2015, when 86% 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.

5.11%

2015 Default Rate

983

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre was 5.11%, which represents 983 out of the 19227 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 Wilkes-Barre received 366 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 10.9% annual decline. Out of those 366 applicants, 303 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.8% acceptance rate.

There were 487 students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre in 2016, and 86% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre has an overall enrollment yield of 41.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

303

Accepted Out of 366

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre was 82.8% (303 admissions from 366 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 87.6%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -10.9%, while admissions declined by -15.8%.

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SAT Scores

86%

Submission Percentage

108

Scores Submitted

86% of enrolled first-time students at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre has a total enrollment of 487 students. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre is 426 students and the part-time enrollment is 61. This means that 87.5% of students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre, both undergraduate and graduate, is 82.3% White, 4.52% Hispanic or Latino, 3.9% Black or African American, 3.08% Two or More Races, 1.64% Asian, 0.205% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.205% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (59.9%), followed by White Female (24.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.29%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre, both undergraduate and graduate, is 487 students. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre is 426 and the part-time enrollment is 61. This means that 87.5% of students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%

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 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    401

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    22

  3. Black or African American

    19

The enrolled student population at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre is 82.3% White, 4.52% Hispanic or Latino, 3.9% Black or African American, 3.08% Two or More Races, 1.64% Asian, 0.205% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.205% 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, 17 students (3.49%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 32 fewer women than men received degrees from Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre. The majority of degree recipients at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre are white (93 degrees awarded). There were 31 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (3 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre is Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (23 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (15 degrees) and Information Science (12 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (23 degrees awarded), Engineering (19 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (14 degrees).

Workforce

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-Penn State Wilkes-Barre are Software developers, applications & systems software (774,746 people), Miscellaneous managers (571,687 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (334,529 people), Civil engineers (240,732 people), and Computer & information systems managers (191,233 people).

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre are Protective Services (23 degrees awarded), Engineering (19 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (14 degrees), English (4 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (5 degrees).

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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 Wilkes-Barre are Physicians & surgeons, Economists, Chief executives & legislators, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre are Protective Services (23 degrees awarded), Engineering (19 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (14 degrees), English (4 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (5 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 Wilkes-Barre are Computer Systems Design (925,471 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (451,244 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (367,484 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (365,607 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (362,617 people).

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre are Protective Services (23 degrees awarded), Engineering (19 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (14 degrees), English (4 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (5 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 Wilkes-Barre.

Most Common

  1. 23 degrees awarded

  2. 15 degrees awarded

  3. 12 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 23 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 66

  2. 34

In 2016, 66 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre, which is 1.94 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (34).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 16 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 2.29 times more than the 7 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 11 degrees were awarded to women at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.38 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%

100% Completion Time

49%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 25% of students graduating from Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 49% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 53% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Two or More Races Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre is Male and Two or More Races (100% 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    93 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre is white (93 degrees awarded). There were 31 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (3 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    61 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    32 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre is white male (61 degrees awarded). There were 1.91 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (32 degrees).

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Operations

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the N/A fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $N/A (N/A%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In N/A, Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre had a total expenditure of $N/A. Of that $N/A, they spent $N/A on salaries and $N/A on benefits.

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre employs 16 Instructors, 8 Associate professors, and 7 Assistant professors. Most academics at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre are Male Instructors (11), Female Instructors(5), and Male Associate professors (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre are: Office and Administrative Support, with 14 employees, Management, with 11 employees, and Service with 9 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

N/A Endowment

N/A

N/A from N/A

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the N/A fiscal year. The endowment of Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre N/A N/A from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as 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. $N/A - Federal

  2. $N/A - State

  3. $N/A - Local

As of N/A, Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre received $N/A in grants and contracts from the federal government, $N/A from state grants and contracts, and $N/A from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$N/A

Salary Expenditure

$N/A

Benefits Expenditure

In N/A, Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre had a total expenditure of $N/A. Of that $N/A, they spent $N/A on salaries and $N/A on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

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N/A Salaries

0%

growth from N/A

In N/A, Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre paid a median of $N/A in salaries, which represents N/A% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 0% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0% growth from N/A and a 0% growth from N/A.

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

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Instructional Salaries

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Instructional Salaries

N/A

Number of Employees

In N/A, Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre paid a total of $N/A to N/A employees working as instructors, which represents N/A% 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

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

16 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

14 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre were Instructor with 16 employees; Associate professor with 8 employees; and Associate professor with 7 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre were Office and Administrative Support with 14 employees; Management with 11 employees; and Service with 9 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Instructor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre was Male Instructor with 11 employees, Female Instructor with 5 employees, and Male Associate professor with 5 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre.

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