Point Park University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$32,560
4.43% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$23,980
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.28%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
69.5%
5,411 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
3,591
71.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
54.7%
344 Graduates

About

Point Park University is a higher education institution located in Allegheny County, PA. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Point Park University were General Dance (74 degrees awarded), Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (60 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (55 degrees).

In 2020, 1,093 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Point Park University. 59.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (785 degrees), 5.49 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (143 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Point Park University is $32,560, which is $10,030 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Point Park University is $32,560, which is $10,030 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,980.

In 2020, 94% of undergraduate students attending Point Park University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 77% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$32,560
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Point Park University was $32,560. The cost of tuition at Point Park University is $10,030 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$23,980
2020 Value
1.16%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Point Park University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,980. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Point Park University grew by 1.16%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,345
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Point Park University was of $7,345 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 1.52% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

94%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
77%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Point Park University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.17% with respect to 2019, when 92% 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.
4.28%
2018 Default Rate
54
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Point Park University was 4.28%, which represents 54 out of the 1263 total borrowers.

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Point Park University received 5,411 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 0.97% annual growth. Out of those 5,411 applicants, 3,761 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69.5% acceptance rate.

There were 3,591 students enrolled at Point Park University in 2020, and 74% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Point Park University has an overall enrollment yield of 13.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

69.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
3,761
Accepted Out of 5,411

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Point Park University was 69.5% (3,761 admissions from 5,411 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 73.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 0.97%, while admissions declined by −4.01%.

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SAT Scores

74%
Submission Percentage
386
Scores Submitted

74% of enrolled first-time students at Point Park University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Point Park University has a total enrollment of 3,591 students. The full-time enrollment at Point Park University is 2,580 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,011. This means that 71.8% of students enrolled at Point Park University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Point Park University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72.1% White, 13.4% Black or African American, 5.43% Hispanic or Latino, 3.93% Two or More Races, 1.31% Asian, 0.167% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.111% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Point Park University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (45.4%), followed by White Male (25.1%) and Black or African American Female (7.55%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.2%), followed by White Male (24.7%) and Black or African American Female (8.24%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

71.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Point Park University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,591 students. The full-time enrollment at Point Park University is 2,580 and the part-time enrollment is 1,011. This means that 71.8% of students enrolled at Point Park University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
2020 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 Point Park University was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Point Park University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,588
  2. Black or African American
    481
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    195

The enrolled student population at Point Park University is 72.1% White, 13.4% Black or African American, 5.43% Hispanic or Latino, 3.93% Two or More Races, 1.31% Asian, 0.167% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.111% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% 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, 29 students (0.808%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 217 more women than men received degrees from Point Park University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Point Park University is white (785 degrees awarded). There were 5.49 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (143 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Point Park University is General Dance (74 degrees awarded), followed by Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (60 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (55 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Point Park University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Applied Sciences (33 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (197 degrees), and Communication Technologies (12 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Point Park University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,786,114 people), Secondary school teachers (409,159 people), Education administrators (282,132 people), Other managers (259,708 people), and Postsecondary teachers (171,091 people).

The most specialized majors at Point Park University are Applied Sciences (33 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (197 degrees), Communication Technologies (12 degrees), Education (220 degrees), and Communications (85 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 Point Park University are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Surgeons, and Economists

The most specialized majors at Point Park University are Applied Sciences (33 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (197 degrees), Communication Technologies (12 degrees), Education (220 degrees), and Communications (85 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 Point Park University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,891,629 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (407,156 people), Computer Systems Design (207,123 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (186,956 people), and Construction (137,758 people).

The most specialized majors at Point Park University are Applied Sciences (33 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (197 degrees), Communication Technologies (12 degrees), Education (220 degrees), and Communications (85 degrees).

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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 Point Park University.
Most Common
  1. 74 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 60 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 55 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Point Park University was General Dance with 74 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

438
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
655
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 438 degrees were awarded to men at Point Park University, which is 0.669 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (655).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 111 degrees were awarded to men at Point Park University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.17 times more than the 95 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 95 degrees were awarded to women at Point Park University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.856 times less than the 111 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

52%
100% Completion Time
59%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 52% of students graduating from Point Park University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 59% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Point Park University is Male and Asian (60% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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
    785 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    143 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    46 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Point Park University is white (785 degrees awarded). There were 5.49 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (143 degrees).

0.366% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    481 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    304 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    94 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Point Park University is white female (481 degrees awarded). There were 1.58 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (304 degrees).

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Point Park University has an endowment valued at nearly $50.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.7M (9.38%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Point Park University had a total salary expenditure of $79.9M. Point Park University employs 60 Professors, 38 Associate professors, and 29 Assistant professors. Most academics at Point Park University are Male Professors (33), Female Professors(27), and Male Associate professors (20).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Point Park University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 56 employees, Management, with 49 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 45 employees.

Endowment

$50.2M
2020 Endowment
6.81%
growth from 2019

Point Park University has an endowment valued at about $50.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Point Park University grew 6.81% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $10.5M 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. $3.05M - Federal
  2. $699k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Point Park University received $3.05M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $699k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$32.8M
2020 Salaries
0.222%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Point Park University paid a median of $32.8M in salaries, which represents 41.1% of their overall expenditure ($79.9M) and a 0.222% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.285% decline from 2018 and a 3.14% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.3M
Instructional Salaries
144
Number of Employees

In 2020, Point Park University paid a total of $11.3M to 144 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
60 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
56 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Point Park University were Professor with 60 employees; Associate professor with 38 employees; and Associate professor with 29 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Point Park University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 56 employees; Management with 49 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 45 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Point Park University was Male Professor with 33 employees, Female Professor with 27 employees, and Male Associate professor with 20 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Point Park University.

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