Seton Hill University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$33,990

4.52% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$24,544

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

4.3%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

74.6%

2,556 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,470

73.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

56.5%

210 Graduates

About

Seton Hill University is a higher education institution located in Westmoreland County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Seton Hill University were Elementary Education & Teaching (31 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (24 degrees), and Accounting (24 degrees).

In 2017, 575 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Seton Hill University. 70.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 29.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (489 degrees), 18.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (27 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Seton Hill University is $33,990, which is $13,257 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Seton Hill University is $33,990, which is $13,257 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,544.

In 2017, 73% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 58% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$33,990

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Seton Hill University was $33,990. The cost of tuition at Seton Hill University is $13,257 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$24,544

2017 Value

5.67%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Seton Hill University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,544. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Seton Hill University grew by 5.67%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,231

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Seton Hill University was of $10,231 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 4.87% between 2016 and 2017. 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

58%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

73% of undergraduate students at Seton Hill University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 5.19% with respect to 2016, when 77% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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4.3%

2016 Default Rate

25

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Seton Hill University was 4.3%, which represents 25 out of the 581 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

Seton Hill University received 2,556 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 16.4% annual growth. Out of those 2,556 applicants, 1,908 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.6% acceptance rate.

There were 2,470 students enrolled at Seton Hill University in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Seton Hill University has an overall enrollment yield of 22.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,908

Accepted Out of 2,556

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Seton Hill University was 74.6% (1,908 admissions from 2,556 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 60.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 16.4%, while admissions grew by 42.8%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Seton Hill University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Seton Hill University has a total enrollment of 2,470 students. The full-time enrollment at Seton Hill University is 1,815 students and the part-time enrollment is 655. This means that 73.5% of students enrolled at Seton Hill University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Seton Hill University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 82.9% White, 6.68% Black or African American, 3.28% Hispanic or Latino, 2.31% Two or More Races, 1.42% Asian, 0.121% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0405% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Seton Hill University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (55.6%), followed by White Male (25.4%) and Black or African American Male (5.22%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (57.2%), followed by White Male (24.6%) and Black or African American Female (4.17%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Seton Hill University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,470 students. The full-time enrollment at Seton Hill University is 1,815 and the part-time enrollment is 655. This means that 73.5% of students enrolled at Seton Hill University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%

2017 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 Seton Hill University was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Seton Hill University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,048

  2. Black or African American

    165

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    81

The enrolled student population at Seton Hill University is 82.9% White, 6.68% Black or African American, 3.28% Hispanic or Latino, 2.31% Two or More Races, 1.42% Asian, 0.121% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0405% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 31 students (1.26%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 233 more women than men received degrees from Seton Hill University. The majority of degree recipients at Seton Hill University are white (489 degrees awarded). There were 18.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (27 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Seton Hill University is Elementary Education & Teaching (31 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (24 degrees) and Accounting (24 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Seton Hill University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are English (38 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 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 Seton Hill University are Elementary & middle school teachers (308,180 people), Postsecondary teachers (190,896 people), Other managers (179,101 people), Secondary school teachers (113,256 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (111,126 people).

The most specialized majors at Seton Hill University are English (38 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 degrees), Math & Statistics (12 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (40 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 Seton Hill University are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Seton Hill University are English (38 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 degrees), Math & Statistics (12 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (40 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 Seton Hill University are Elementary & secondary schools (552,353 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (361,978 people), Computer Systems Design (179,645 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (167,772 people), and Legal services (107,326 people).

The most specialized majors at Seton Hill University are English (38 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (36 degrees), Math & Statistics (12 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (40 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 Seton Hill University.

Most Common

  1. 31 degrees awarded

  2. 24 degrees awarded

  3. 24 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Seton Hill University was Elementary Education & Teaching with 31 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 171

  2. 404

In 2017, 171 degrees were awarded to men at Seton Hill University, which is 0.423 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (404).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 29 degrees were awarded to men at Seton Hill University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1 times approximately the same the 29 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 43 degrees were awarded to women at Seton Hill University in Physician Assistant, which is 4.3 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

44%

100% Completion Time

59%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 44% of students graduating from Seton Hill 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 59% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Seton Hill University is Male and Asian (100% 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, 0.476% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    489 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    27 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Seton Hill University is white (489 degrees awarded). There were 18.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (27 degrees).

0.696% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    353 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    136 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Seton Hill University is white female (353 degrees awarded). There were 2.6 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (136 degrees).

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Operations

Seton Hill University has an endowment valued at nearly $37.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.11M (10.9%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Seton Hill University had a total expenditure of $49M. Of that $49M, they spent $20.4M on salaries and $49M on benefits.

Seton Hill University employs 49 Associate professors, 29 Assistant professors, and 13 Professors. Most academics at Seton Hill University are Female Associate professors (29), Male Associate professors(20), and Female Assistant professors (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Seton Hill University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 51 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 33 employees, and Management with 30 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$37.8M

2017 Endowment

14.1%

growth from 2016

Seton Hill University has an endowment valued at about $37.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Seton Hill University grew 14.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.7M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $915k - Federal

  2. $669k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Seton Hill University received $915k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $669k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$20.4M

Salary Expenditure

$49M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Seton Hill University had a total expenditure of $49M. Of that $49M, they spent $20.4M on salaries and $49M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$20.4M

2017 Salaries

0.416%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Seton Hill University paid a median of $20.4M in salaries, which represents 41.6% of their overall expenditure ($49M) and a 0.416% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.36% decline from 2015 and a 3.91% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.46M

Instructional Salaries

100

Number of Employees

In 2017, Seton Hill University paid a total of $7.46M to 100 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

49 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

51 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Seton Hill University were Associate professor with 49 employees; Assistant professor with 29 employees; and Assistant professor with 13 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Seton Hill University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 51 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 33 employees; and Management with 30 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Seton Hill University was Female Associate professor with 29 employees, Male Associate professor with 20 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 15 employees.

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