Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,238

2.52% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$17,443

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.09%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

69.5%

5,889 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

8,854

86.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

68.3%

1,067 Graduates

About

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is a higher education institution located in Butler County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania were General Business Administration & Management (186 degrees awarded), Occupational Safety & Health Technology (129 degrees), and General Health & Wellness (122 degrees).

In 2016, 2,181 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. 61.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,956 degrees), 29.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (66 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is $7,238, which is $-12,922 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is $7,238, which is $-12,922 less 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 $17,443.

In 2016, 59% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 70% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,238

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania was $7,238. The cost of tuition at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is $-12,922 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$17,443

2016 Value

8.88%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,443. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania grew by 8.88%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,026

Room and Board

$1,540

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania was of $9,026 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,540. The cost of room and board increased by 1.27% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.52% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

59%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

70%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

59% of undergraduate students at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.72% with respect to 2015, when 58% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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5.09%

2015 Default Rate

127

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania was 5.09%, which represents 127 out of the 2497 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

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania received 5,889 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 1.87% annual growth. Out of those 5,889 applicants, 4,092 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69.5% acceptance rate.

There were 8,854 students enrolled at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in 2016, and 90% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania has an overall enrollment yield of 38.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

69.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

4,092

Accepted Out of 5,889

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania was 69.5% (4,092 admissions from 5,889 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 68.4%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 1.87%, while admissions grew by 3.54%.

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SAT Scores

90%

Submission Percentage

1,413

Scores Submitted

90% of enrolled first-time students at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania has a total enrollment of 8,854 students. The full-time enrollment at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is 7,621 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,233. This means that 86.1% of students enrolled at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, both undergraduate and graduate, is 86.3% White, 4.95% Black or African American, 3.19% Two or More Races, 2.12% Hispanic or Latino, 0.757% Asian, 0.203% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0904% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (47.9%), followed by White Male (37.6%) and Black or African American Female (2.83%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (61.5%), followed by White Male (28%) and Black or African American Female (2.61%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

86.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,854 students. The full-time enrollment at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is 7,621 and the part-time enrollment is 1,233. This means that 86.1% of students enrolled at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania 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 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    7,641

  2. Black or African American

    438

  3. Two or More Races

    282

The enrolled student population at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is 86.3% White, 4.95% Black or African American, 3.19% Two or More Races, 2.12% Hispanic or Latino, 0.757% Asian, 0.203% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0904% 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 54.7% 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, 112 students (1.26%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 511 more women than men received degrees from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. The majority of degree recipients at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are white (1,956 degrees awarded). There were 29.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (66 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is General Business Administration & Management (186 degrees awarded), followed by Occupational Safety & Health Technology (129 degrees) and General Health & Wellness (122 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (136 degrees awarded), History (57 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (129 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 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,950,866 people), Secondary school teachers (333,851 people), Education administrators (273,787 people), Miscellaneous managers (201,464 people), and Postsecondary teachers (151,274 people).

The most specialized majors at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (136 degrees awarded), History (57 degrees), Engineering Technologies (129 degrees), Education (339 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (96 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 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (136 degrees awarded), History (57 degrees), Engineering Technologies (129 degrees), Education (339 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (96 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 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are Elementary & secondary schools (2,880,710 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (319,010 people), Hospitals (269,141 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (123,054 people), and Computer Systems Design (122,315 people).

The most specialized majors at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (136 degrees awarded), History (57 degrees), Engineering Technologies (129 degrees), Education (339 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (96 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 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania was General Business Administration & Management with 186 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 835

  2. 1,346

In 2016, 835 degrees were awarded to men at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, which is 0.62 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,346).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 127 degrees were awarded to men at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.49 times more than the 85 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 216 degrees were awarded to women at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in General Special Education & Teaching, which is 6.97 times more than the 31 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

49%

100% Completion Time

67%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 49% of students graduating from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 67% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 68% 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 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania 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, 2.44% of graduates (26 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,956 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    66 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    52 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is white (1,956 degrees awarded). There were 29.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (66 degrees).

2.38% of degree recipients (52 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,213 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    743 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    40 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is white female (1,213 degrees awarded). There were 1.63 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (743 degrees).

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Operations

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania has an endowment valued at nearly $26.4M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $845k (3.2%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania had a total expenditure of $149M. Of that $149M, they spent $64.9M on salaries and $149M on benefits.

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania employs 109 Associate professors, 105 Assistant professors, and 85 Professors. Most academics at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are Female Assistant professors (58), Female Associate professors(57), and Male Associate professors (52).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are: Office and Administrative Support, with 115 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 107 employees, and Service with 81 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$26.4M

2015 Endowment

5.26%

growth from 2014

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania has an endowment valued at about $26.4M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania grew 5.26% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.43M 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. $708k - Federal

  2. $7.34M - State

  3. $3.96M - Local

As of 2015, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania received $708k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.34M from state grants and contracts, and $3.96M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$64.9M

Salary Expenditure

$149M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania had a total expenditure of $149M. Of that $149M, they spent $64.9M on salaries and $149M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$64.9M

2015 Salaries

0.067%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania paid a median of $64.9M in salaries, which represents 43.6% of their overall expenditure ($149M) and a 0.067% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.21% growth from 2013 and a 2.81% 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

$28.3M

Instructional Salaries

336

Number of Employees

In 2015, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania paid a total of $28.3M to 336 employees working as instructors, which represents 43.6% 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

109 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

115 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania were Associate professor with 109 employees; Assistant professor with 105 employees; and Assistant professor with 85 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania were Office and Administrative Support with 115 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 107 employees; and Service with 81 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania was Female Assistant professor with 58 employees, Female Associate professor with 57 employees, and Male Associate professor with 52 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.

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