Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,716
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$18,144
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
5.56%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
70.6%
5,781 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
8,778
85.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
66.6%
1,017 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 Occupational Safety & Health Technology (194 degrees awarded), General Public Health (136 degrees), and General Health & Wellness (134 degrees).

In 2019, 2,367 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. 62% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,115 degrees), 31.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (68 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is $7,716, which is $−14,310 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is $7,716, which is $−14,310 less 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 $18,144.

In 2019, 63% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 68% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,716
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania was $7,716. The cost of tuition at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is $−14,310 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$18,144
2019 Value
2.99%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,144. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania grew by 2.99%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,545
Room and Board
$1,590
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania was of $9,545 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,590. The cost of room and board increased by 1.64% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.92% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

63%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
68%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

63% of undergraduate students at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.61% with respect to 2018, when 62% 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.
5.56%
2017 Default Rate
130
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania was 5.56%, which represents 130 out of the 2339 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 5,781 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 7.65% annual growth. Out of those 5,781 applicants, 4,084 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 70.6% acceptance rate.

There were 8,778 students enrolled at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in 2019, and 93% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania has an overall enrollment yield of 38.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

70.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
4,084
Accepted Out of 5,781

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania was 70.6% (4,084 admissions from 5,781 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 73.2%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 7.65%, while admissions grew by 3.95%.

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SAT Scores

93%
Submission Percentage
1,465
Scores Submitted

93% of enrolled first-time students at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania has a total enrollment of 8,778 students. The full-time enrollment at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is 7,517 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,261. This means that 85.6% 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 85.5% White, 4.29% Black or African American, 3.7% Two or More Races, 2.48% Hispanic or Latino, 1.08% Asian, 0.137% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0456% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (47.9%), followed by White Male (37.3%) and Black or African American Male (2.55%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (61.6%), followed by White Male (24.8%) and Asian Female (2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,778 students. The full-time enrollment at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is 7,517 and the part-time enrollment is 1,261. This means that 85.6% of students enrolled at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
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 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), 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
    7,504
  2. Black or African American
    377
  3. Two or More Races
    325

The enrolled student population at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is 85.5% White, 4.29% Black or African American, 3.7% Two or More Races, 2.48% Hispanic or Latino, 1.08% Asian, 0.137% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0456% 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, 173 students (1.97%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 567 more women than men received degrees from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is white (2,115 degrees awarded). There were 31.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (68 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is Occupational Safety & Health Technology (194 degrees awarded), followed by General Public Health (136 degrees) and General Health & Wellness (134 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 Engineering Technologies (194 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (150 degrees), and History (46 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 (1,522,469 people), Secondary school teachers (537,401 people), Education administrators (279,929 people), Special education teachers (211,271 people), and Other managers (196,387 people).

The most specialized majors at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are Engineering Technologies (194 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (150 degrees), History (46 degrees), Education (354 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (116 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 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are Engineering Technologies (194 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (150 degrees), History (46 degrees), Education (354 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (116 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 (2,862,314 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (319,611 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (230,492 people), Computer Systems Design (131,875 people), and Construction (115,469 people).

The most specialized majors at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are Engineering Technologies (194 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (150 degrees), History (46 degrees), Education (354 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (116 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.
Most Common
  1. 194 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 136 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 134 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania was Occupational Safety & Health Technology with 194 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

900
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,467
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 900 degrees were awarded to men at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, which is 0.613 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,467).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 153 degrees were awarded to men at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in Occupational Safety & Health Technology, which is 3.73 times more than the 41 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 178 degrees were awarded to women at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in General Special Education & Teaching, which is 6.36 times more than the 28 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

50%
100% Completion Time
66%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 50% 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, 66% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 67% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Masters Colleges and Universities Carnegie Classification group.

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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% 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, 1.08% of graduates (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,115 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    68 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    62 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is white (2,115 degrees awarded). There were 31.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (68 degrees).

1.23% of degree recipients (29 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,305 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    810 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    47 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is white female (1,305 degrees awarded). There were 1.61 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (810 degrees).

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Operations

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania has an endowment valued at nearly $36M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.59M (7.19%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania had a total salary expenditure of $173M. Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania employs 128 Associate professors, 117 Assistant professors, and 86 Professors. Most academics at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are Male Associate professors (64), Female Associate professors(64), and Male Assistant professors (59).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are: Business and Financial Operations, with 133 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 122 employees, and Service with 83 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$36M
2019 Endowment
7.26%
growth from 2018

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania has an endowment valued at about $36M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania grew 7.26% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.5M 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. $862k - Federal
  2. $7.9M - State
  3. $4.83M - Local

As of 2019, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania received $862k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.9M from state grants and contracts, and $4.83M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$69M
2019 Salaries
3.41%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania paid a median of $69M in salaries, which represents 39.9% of their overall expenditure ($173M) and a 3.41% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.05% growth from 2017 and a 6.34% 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

$33.3M
Instructional Salaries
381
Number of Employees

In 2019, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania paid a total of $33.3M to 381 employees working as instructors, which represents 48.2% 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
128 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
133 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania were Associate professor with 128 employees; Assistant professor with 117 employees; and Assistant professor with 86 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania were Business and Financial Operations with 133 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 122 employees; and Service with 83 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania was Male Associate professor with 64 employees, Female Associate professor with 64 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 59 employees.

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

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