Susquehanna University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$43,160

4% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$26,561

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.54%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

67.7%

6,629 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,195

97% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

73.6%

472 Graduates

About

Susquehanna University is a higher education institution located in Snyder County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Susquehanna University were Speech Communication & Rhetoric (75 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (38 degrees), and Creative Writing (38 degrees).

In 2016, 534 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Susquehanna University. 58.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (453 degrees), 15.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (30 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Susquehanna University is $43,160, which is $18,745 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Susquehanna University is $43,160, which is $18,745 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,561.

In 2016, 98% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 72% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$43,160

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Susquehanna University was $43,160. The cost of tuition at Susquehanna University is $18,745 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$26,561

2016 Value

4.4%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Susquehanna University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,561. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Susquehanna University grew by 4.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,170

Room and Board

$900

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Susquehanna University was of $11,170 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board increased by 3.43% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

98%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

72%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Susquehanna University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 98% 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.

3.54%

2015 Default Rate

19

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Susquehanna University was 3.54%, which represents 19 out of the 536 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

Susquehanna University received 6,629 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 25% annual growth. Out of those 6,629 applicants, 4,488 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67.7% acceptance rate.

There were 2,195 students enrolled at Susquehanna University in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Susquehanna University has an overall enrollment yield of 14.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

67.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

4,488

Accepted Out of 6,629

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Susquehanna University was 67.7% (4,488 admissions from 6,629 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 76.1%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 25%, while admissions grew by 11.3%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Susquehanna University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Susquehanna University has a total enrollment of 2,195 students. The full-time enrollment at Susquehanna University is 2,129 students and the part-time enrollment is 66. This means that 97% of students enrolled at Susquehanna University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Susquehanna University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 78.1% White, 6.61% Black or African American, 6.06% Hispanic or Latino, 2.92% Two or More Races, 1.91% Asian, 0.0911% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Susquehanna University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (44.2%), followed by White Male (35.5%) and Black or African American Female (3.43%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Susquehanna University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,195 students. The full-time enrollment at Susquehanna University is 2,129 and the part-time enrollment is 66. This means that 97% of students enrolled at Susquehanna University are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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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 Susquehanna University was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Susquehanna University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,715

  2. Black or African American

    145

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    133

The enrolled student population at Susquehanna University is 78.1% White, 6.61% Black or African American, 6.06% Hispanic or Latino, 2.92% Two or More Races, 1.91% Asian, 0.0911% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 49 students (2.23%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 90 more women than men received degrees from Susquehanna University. The majority of degree recipients at Susquehanna University are white (453 degrees awarded). There were 15.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (30 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Susquehanna University is Speech Communication & Rhetoric (75 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (38 degrees) and Creative Writing (38 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Susquehanna University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are English (47 degrees awarded), Communications (79 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 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 Susquehanna University are Elementary & middle school teachers (302,198 people), Miscellaneous managers (236,503 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (219,720 people), Postsecondary teachers (171,967 people), and Marketing & sales managers (126,183 people).

The most specialized majors at Susquehanna University are English (47 degrees awarded), Communications (79 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), Language & Linguistics (17 degrees), and History (13 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 Susquehanna University are Real estate brokers & sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Credit counselors & loan officers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Susquehanna University are English (47 degrees awarded), Communications (79 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), Language & Linguistics (17 degrees), and History (13 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 Susquehanna University are Elementary & secondary schools (548,917 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (377,717 people), Legal services (194,724 people), Computer Systems Design (149,866 people), and Hospitals (143,170 people).

The most specialized majors at Susquehanna University are English (47 degrees awarded), Communications (79 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), Language & Linguistics (17 degrees), and History (13 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 Susquehanna University.

Most Common

  1. 75 degrees awarded

  2. 38 degrees awarded

  3. 38 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Susquehanna University was Speech Communication & Rhetoric with 75 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 222

  2. 312

In 2016, 222 degrees were awarded to men at Susquehanna University, which is 0.712 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (312).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Susquehanna University in General Finance, which is 5 times more than the 5 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 52 degrees were awarded to women at Susquehanna University in Speech Communication & Rhetoric, which is 2.26 times more than the 23 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

71%

100% Completion Time

76%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 71% of students graduating from Susquehanna University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 76% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 76% 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 Susquehanna University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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% 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

    453 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    30 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Susquehanna University is white (453 degrees awarded). There were 15.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (30 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    266 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    187 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Susquehanna University is white female (266 degrees awarded). There were 1.42 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (187 degrees).

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Operations

Susquehanna University has an endowment valued at nearly $149M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $470k (0.316%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Susquehanna University had a total expenditure of $74M. Of that $74M, they spent $25.3M on salaries and $74M on benefits.

Susquehanna University employs 71 Associate professors, 30 Assistant professors, and 21 Professors. Most academics at Susquehanna University are Male Associate professors (37), Female Associate professors(34), and Female Assistant professors (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Susquehanna University are: Service, with 62 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 61 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 57 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$149M

2015 Endowment

1.98%

decline from 2014

Susquehanna University has an endowment valued at about $149M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Susquehanna University declined 1.98% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $115M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $973k - Federal

  2. $358k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Susquehanna University received $973k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $358k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$25.3M

Salary Expenditure

$74M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Susquehanna University had a total expenditure of $74M. Of that $74M, they spent $25.3M on salaries and $74M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$25.3M

2015 Salaries

3.82%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Susquehanna University paid a median of $25.3M in salaries, which represents 34.2% of their overall expenditure ($74M) and a 3.82% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.798% growth from 2013 and a 3.42% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.63M

Instructional Salaries

134

Number of Employees

In 2015, Susquehanna University paid a total of $9.63M to 134 employees working as instructors, which represents 38% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

71 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

62 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Susquehanna University were Associate professor with 71 employees; Assistant professor with 30 employees; and Assistant professor with 21 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Susquehanna University were Service with 62 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 61 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 57 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Susquehanna University was Male Associate professor with 37 employees, Female Associate professor with 34 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 16 employees.

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

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