Pittsburg State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,836
2022 Average Net Price
$16,725
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.88%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
86.2%
2,642 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
5,858
75.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
55.2%
541 Graduates

About

Pittsburg State University is a higher education institution located in Crawford County, KS. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Pittsburg State University were General Business Administration & Management (203 degrees awarded), Elementary Education & Teaching (129 degrees), and Industrial Technology (53 degrees).

In 2022, 1,801 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pittsburg State University. 55.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,424 degrees), 13.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (106 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pittsburg State University is $5,836, which is $−18,160 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Pittsburg State University is $5,836, which is $−18,160 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,725.

In 2022, 95% of undergraduate students attending Pittsburg State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 45% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,836
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Pittsburg State University was $5,836. The cost of tuition at Pittsburg State University is $−18,160 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$16,725
2022 Value
13.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Pittsburg State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,725. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Pittsburg State University grew by 13.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,065
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pittsburg State University was of $8,065 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.83% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

95%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
45%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Pittsburg State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 20.3% with respect to 2021, when 79% 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.
1.88%
2019 Default Rate
31
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Pittsburg State University was 1.88%, which represents 31 out of the 1647 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

Pittsburg State University received 2,642 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 19.2% annual growth. Out of those 2,642 applicants, 2,277 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 86.2% acceptance rate.

There were 5,858 students enrolled at Pittsburg State University in 2022.

Pittsburg State University has an overall enrollment yield of 37.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

86.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,277
Accepted Out of 2,642

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Pittsburg State University was 86.2% (2,277 admissions from 2,642 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 93.6%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 19.2%, while admissions grew by 9.73%..

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Enrollment

Pittsburg State University had a total enrollment of 5,858 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Pittsburg State University is 4,402 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,456. This means that 75.1% of students enrolled at Pittsburg State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pittsburg State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77% White, 6.54% Hispanic or Latino, 5.22% Two or More Races, 3.29% Black or African American, 1.52% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.922% Asian, and 0.154% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Pittsburg State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.8%), followed by White Male (38.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.76%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.1%), followed by White Male (22%) and Black or African American Male (2.33%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pittsburg State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,858 students. The full-time enrollment at Pittsburg State University is 4,402 and the part-time enrollment is 1,456. This means that 75.1% of students enrolled at Pittsburg State University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
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 Pittsburg State University was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Pittsburg State University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    4,512 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    383 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    306 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Pittsburg State University is 77% White, 6.54% Hispanic or Latino, 5.22% Two or More Races, 3.29% Black or African American, 1.52% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.922% Asian, and 0.154% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. 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 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 55 students (0.939%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 191 more women than men received degrees from Pittsburg State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Pittsburg State University is white (1,424 degrees awarded). There were 13.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (106 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Pittsburg State University is General Business Administration & Management (203 degrees awarded), followed by Elementary Education & Teaching (129 degrees) and Industrial Technology (53 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Pittsburg State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (217 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (33 degrees), and Education (473 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Pittsburg State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,694,253 people), Accountants & auditors (1,045,052 people), Other managers (771,863 people), Secondary school teachers (514,086 people), and Financial managers (502,890 people).

The most specialized majors at Pittsburg State University in 2022 are Engineering Technologies (217 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (33 degrees), Education (473 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (46 degrees), and Business (461 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Pittsburg State University are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Pittsburg State University are Engineering Technologies (217 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (33 degrees), Education (473 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (46 degrees), and Business (461 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 Pittsburg State University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,104,790 people), Computer Systems Design (566,489 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (537,186 people), Banking & related activities (500,924 people), and Construction (446,384 people).

The most specialized majors at Pittsburg State University are Engineering Technologies (217 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (33 degrees), Education (473 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (46 degrees), and Business (461 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 Pittsburg State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 128 degrees awarded
  2. 78 degrees awarded
  3. 64 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pittsburg State University was Registered Nursing with 128 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

805
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
996
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 805 degrees were awarded to men at Pittsburg State University, which is 0.808 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (996).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 102 degrees were awarded to men at Pittsburg State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.01 times more than the 101 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 161 degrees were awarded to men at Pittsburg State University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 4.88 times more than the 33 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

33%
100% Completion Time
52%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 33% of students graduating from Pittsburg State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (62.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Pittsburg State University is Female and White (62.2% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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.

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, 0.37% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,424 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    106 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    71 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pittsburg State University is white (1,424 degrees awarded). There were 13.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (106 degrees).

0.611% of degree recipients (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    812 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    612 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    54 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Pittsburg State University is white female (812 degrees awarded). There were 1.33 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (612 degrees).

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Operations

Pittsburg State University has an endowment valued at nearly $103M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 68.1k (0.066%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Pittsburg State University had a total salary expenditure of 117M. Pittsburg State University employs 105 Professors, 61 Associate professors and 57 Instructors. Most academics at Pittsburg State University are Male Professor (68), Female Professor (37), and Male Associate professor (37).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pittsburg State University are: Management, with 130 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 77 employees, and Service with 51 employees.

Endowment

$103M
2022 Endowment
8.81%
decline from 2021

Pittsburg State University has an endowment valued at about $103M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Pittsburg State University declined 8.81% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $56.7M higher 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. $5.19M - Federal
  2. $1.2M - State
  3. $4.31M - Local

As of 2022, Pittsburg State University received $5.19M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.2M from state grants and contracts, and $4.31M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$49.6M
2022 Salaries
0.0334%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Pittsburg State University paid a median of $49.6M in salaries, which represents 42.3% of their overall expenditure ($117M) and a 0.0334% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$18.9M
Instructional Salaries
264
Number of Employees

In 2022, Pittsburg State University paid a total of $18.9M to 264 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
105 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
130 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pittsburg State University were Professor with 105 employees, Associate professor with 61 employees, and Instructor with 57 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pittsburg State University were Management with 130 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 77 employees, and Service with 51 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pittsburg State University was Male Professor with 68 employees, Female Professor with 37 employees, and Male Associate professor with 37 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Pittsburg State University.

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