Seton Hill University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$36,306
3% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$23,971
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
4.9%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
75.7%
2,539 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,073
87.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
65.3%
220 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 General Biological Sciences (26 degrees awarded), Elementary Education & Teaching (25 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (17 degrees).

In 2019, 542 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Seton Hill University. 61.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (462 degrees), 15.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (29 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Seton Hill University is $36,306, which is $14,280 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Seton Hill University is $36,306, which is $14,280 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,971.

In 2019, 82% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 63% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$36,306
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Seton Hill University was $36,306. The cost of tuition at Seton Hill University is $14,280 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$23,971
2019 Value
0.52%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Seton Hill University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,971. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Seton Hill University grew by 0.52%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,713
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Seton Hill University was of $10,713 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.14% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

82%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
63%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

82% of undergraduate students at Seton Hill University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 10.8% with respect to 2018, when 74% 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.
4.9%
2017 Default Rate
28
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Seton Hill University was 4.9%, which represents 28 out of the 571 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 2,539 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 2.75% annual growth. Out of those 2,539 applicants, 1,922 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75.7% acceptance rate.

There were 2,073 students enrolled at Seton Hill University in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Seton Hill University has an overall enrollment yield of 21%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

75.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,922
Accepted Out of 2,539

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Seton Hill University was 75.7% (1,922 admissions from 2,539 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 75%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 2.75%, while admissions grew by 3.72%.

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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 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Seton Hill University has a total enrollment of 2,073 students. The full-time enrollment at Seton Hill University is 1,816 students and the part-time enrollment is 257. This means that 87.6% of students enrolled at Seton Hill University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Seton Hill University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 80% White, 7.62% Black or African American, 3.86% Hispanic or Latino, 2.89% Two or More Races, 1.93% Asian, 0.289% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0965% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Seton Hill University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (55.8%), followed by White Male (24.1%) and Black or African American Male (5.78%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (57.3%), followed by White Male (19.5%) and Black or African American Female (5.39%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Seton Hill University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,073 students. The full-time enrollment at Seton Hill University is 1,816 and the part-time enrollment is 257. This means that 87.6% of students enrolled at Seton Hill University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%
2019 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 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), 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
    1,658
  2. Black or African American
    158
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    80

The enrolled student population at Seton Hill University is 80% White, 7.62% Black or African American, 3.86% Hispanic or Latino, 2.89% Two or More Races, 1.93% Asian, 0.289% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0965% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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 (1.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 126 more women than men received degrees from Seton Hill University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Seton Hill University is white (462 degrees awarded). There were 15.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (29 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Seton Hill University is General Biological Sciences (26 degrees awarded), followed by Elementary Education & Teaching (25 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (17 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 (43 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 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 (232,442 people), Other managers (205,039 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (203,465 people), Postsecondary teachers (181,357 people), and Secondary school teachers (177,410 people).

The most specialized majors at Seton Hill University are English (43 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (40 degrees), and History (7 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, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Seton Hill University are English (43 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (40 degrees), and History (7 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 (583,774 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (382,200 people), Legal services (171,903 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (159,351 people), and Computer Systems Design (154,305 people).

The most specialized majors at Seton Hill University are English (43 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (40 degrees), and History (7 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. 26 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 25 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 17 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Seton Hill University was General Biological Sciences with 26 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

208
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
334
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 208 degrees were awarded to men at Seton Hill University, which is 0.623 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (334).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 41 degrees were awarded to men at Seton Hill University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.58 times more than the 26 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 41 degrees were awarded to women at Seton Hill University in Physician Assistant, which is 3.15 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

47%
100% Completion Time
58%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 47% of students graduating from Seton Hill University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 58% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 58% 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.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Seton Hill University is Female and Two or More Races (80% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 1.36% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    462 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    29 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Seton Hill University is white (462 degrees awarded). There were 15.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (29 degrees).

0.185% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    298 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    164 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 (298 degrees awarded). There were 1.82 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (164 degrees).

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Operations

Seton Hill University has an endowment valued at nearly $41.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.03M (4.85%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Seton Hill University had a total salary expenditure of $51.6M. Seton Hill University employs 50 Associate professors, 27 Assistant professors, and 13 Professors. Most academics at Seton Hill University are Male Associate professors (25), Female Associate professors(25), and Female Assistant professors (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Seton Hill University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 59 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 31 employees, and Management with 29 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$41.8M
2019 Endowment
3.57%
growth from 2018

Seton Hill University has an endowment valued at about $41.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Seton Hill University grew 3.57% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.36M 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. $1.03M - Federal
  2. $438k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Seton Hill University received $1.03M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $438k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$21.3M
2019 Salaries
4.1%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Seton Hill University paid a median of $21.3M in salaries, which represents 41.4% of their overall expenditure ($51.6M) and a 4.1% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.488% growth from 2017 and a 0.416% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.75M
Instructional Salaries
98
Number of Employees

In 2019, Seton Hill University paid a total of $7.75M to 98 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
50 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
59 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Seton Hill University were Associate professor with 50 employees; Assistant professor with 27 employees; and Assistant professor with 13 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Seton Hill University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 59 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 31 employees; and Management with 29 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Seton Hill University was Male Associate professor with 25 employees, Female Associate professor with 25 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 16 employees.

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

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