Philadelphia University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$37,200

4.44% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$28,596

After Financial Aid

2016 Acceptance Rate

60.7%

3,904 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

3,737

78.3% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

58.3%

409 Graduates

About

Philadelphia University is a higher education institution located in Philadelphia County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Philadelphia University were Fashion Merchandising (104 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (67 degrees), and Architecture (58 degrees).

In 2016, 1,027 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Philadelphia University. 65.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (598 degrees), 4.27 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (140 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Philadelphia University is $37,200, which is $17,040 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Philadelphia University is $37,200, which is $17,040 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,596.

In 2016, 87% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 70% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$37,200

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Philadelphia University was $37,200. The cost of tuition at Philadelphia University is $17,040 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$28,596

2016 Value

1.66%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Philadelphia University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,596. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Philadelphia University grew by 1.66%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,136

Room and Board

$1,600

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Philadelphia University was of $12,136 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 11.1% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

87%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

70%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

87% of undergraduate students at Philadelphia University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.14% with respect to 2015, when 88% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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Number of Defaults

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Admissions

Philadelphia University received 3,904 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 5.45% annual decline. Out of those 3,904 applicants, 2,369 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 60.7% acceptance rate.

There were 3,737 students enrolled at Philadelphia University in 2016, and 67% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Philadelphia University has an overall enrollment yield of 21.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

60.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,369

Accepted Out of 3,904

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Philadelphia University was 60.7% (2,369 admissions from 3,904 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 64.2%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -5.45%, while admissions declined by -106%.

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SAT Scores

67%

Submission Percentage

340

Scores Submitted

67% of enrolled first-time students at Philadelphia University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Philadelphia University has a total enrollment of 3,737 students. The full-time enrollment at Philadelphia University is 2,925 students and the part-time enrollment is 812. This means that 78.3% of students enrolled at Philadelphia University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Philadelphia University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51% White, 15.7% Black or African American, 7.25% Hispanic or Latino, 4.6% Asian, 1.79% Two or More Races, 0.187% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.107% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Philadelphia University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (39.9%), followed by White Male (18.4%) and Black or African American Female (9.44%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (32.3%), followed by White Male (9.09%) and Black or African American Female (5.89%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Philadelphia University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,737 students. The full-time enrollment at Philadelphia University is 2,925 and the part-time enrollment is 812. This means that 78.3% of students enrolled at Philadelphia University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%

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 Philadelphia University was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Philadelphia University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,907

  2. Black or African American

    587

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    271

The enrolled student population at Philadelphia University is 51% White, 15.7% Black or African American, 7.25% Hispanic or Latino, 4.6% Asian, 1.79% Two or More Races, 0.187% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.107% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 344 students (9.21%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 327 more women than men received degrees from Philadelphia University. The majority of degree recipients at Philadelphia University are white (598 degrees awarded). There were 4.27 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (140 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Philadelphia University is Fashion Merchandising (104 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (67 degrees) and Architecture (58 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Philadelphia University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Architecture and Related Services (119 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (135 degrees), and Business (372 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 Philadelphia University are Accountants & auditors (1,122,950 people), Miscellaneous managers (952,743 people), Financial managers (456,774 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (439,625 people), and Chief executives & legislators (387,574 people).

The most specialized majors at Philadelphia University are Architecture and Related Services (119 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (135 degrees), Business (372 degrees), Psychology (70 degrees), and Communications (33 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 Philadelphia University are Physicians & surgeons, Dentists, Dental hygienists, Chief executives & legislators, and Other healthcare practitioners & technical Occupations

The most specialized majors at Philadelphia University are Architecture and Related Services (119 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (135 degrees), Business (372 degrees), Psychology (70 degrees), and Communications (33 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 Philadelphia University are Elementary & secondary schools (974,176 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (647,563 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (627,500 people), Hospitals (553,106 people), and Banking & related activities (545,980 people).

The most specialized majors at Philadelphia University are Architecture and Related Services (119 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (135 degrees), Business (372 degrees), Psychology (70 degrees), and Communications (33 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 Philadelphia University.

Most Common

  1. 104 degrees awarded

  2. 67 degrees awarded

  3. 58 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Philadelphia University was Fashion Merchandising with 104 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 350

  2. 677

In 2016, 350 degrees were awarded to men at Philadelphia University, which is 0.517 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (677).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 80 degrees were awarded to men at Philadelphia University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.04 times more than the 77 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 102 degrees were awarded to women at Philadelphia University in Fashion Merchandising, which is 51 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

49%

100% Completion Time

66%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 49% of students graduating from Philadelphia University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 66% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 67% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (72.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Philadelphia University is Female and Asian (72.2% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 9.78% of graduates (40 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    598 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    140 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    83 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Philadelphia University is white (598 degrees awarded). There were 4.27 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (140 degrees).

8.08% of degree recipients (83 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    410 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    188 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    102 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Philadelphia University is white female (410 degrees awarded). There were 2.18 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (188 degrees).

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Operations

Philadelphia University has an endowment valued at nearly $28.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $230k (0.816%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Philadelphia University had a total expenditure of $88.5M. Of that $88.5M, they spent $34.9M on salaries and $88.5M on benefits.

Philadelphia University employs 51 Associate professors, 50 Assistant professors, and 20 Professors. Most academics at Philadelphia University are Female Associate professors (29), Female Assistant professors(26), and Male Assistant professors (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Philadelphia University are: Management, with 90 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 77 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 21 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$28.2M

2015 Endowment

1.94%

growth from 2014

Philadelphia University has an endowment valued at about $28.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Philadelphia University grew 1.94% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $698k lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $193k - Federal

  2. $358k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Philadelphia University received $193k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $358k from state grants and contracts, and $0 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.

$34.9M

Salary Expenditure

$88.5M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Philadelphia University had a total expenditure of $88.5M. Of that $88.5M, they spent $34.9M on salaries and $88.5M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Philadelphia University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$34.9M

2015 Salaries

3.98%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Philadelphia University paid a median of $34.9M in salaries, which represents 39.5% of their overall expenditure ($88.5M) and a 3.98% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.2% decline from 2013 and a 1% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.65M

Instructional Salaries

111

Number of Employees

In 2015, Philadelphia University paid a total of $9.65M to 111 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

51 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

90 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Philadelphia University were Associate professor with 51 employees; Assistant professor with 50 employees; and Assistant professor with 20 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Philadelphia University were Management with 90 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 77 employees; and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 21 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Philadelphia University was Female Associate professor with 29 employees, Female Assistant professor with 26 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 24 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Philadelphia University.

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