Susquehanna University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$48,560
4.01% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$27,079
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
3.81%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
72%
5,723 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,315
95% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
70.7%
446 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 (69 degrees awarded), General Finance (41 degrees), and Creative Writing (39 degrees).

In 2019, 597 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Susquehanna University. 60.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (476 degrees), 9.92 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (48 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Susquehanna University is $48,560, which is $21,280 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Susquehanna University is $48,560, which is $21,280 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,079.

In 2019, 96% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 72% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$48,560
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Susquehanna University was $48,560. The cost of tuition at Susquehanna University is $21,280 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$27,079
2019 Value
0.785%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Susquehanna University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,079. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Susquehanna University grew by 0.785%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,630
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Susquehanna University was of $12,630 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 4.47% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 33.3% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

96%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
72%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Susquehanna University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 96% 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.
3.81%
2017 Default Rate
20
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Susquehanna University was 3.81%, which represents 20 out of the 525 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 5,723 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 0.686% annual growth. Out of those 5,723 applicants, 4,122 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 72% acceptance rate.

There were 2,315 students enrolled at Susquehanna University in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Susquehanna University has an overall enrollment yield of 15%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

72%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
4,122
Accepted Out of 5,723

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Susquehanna University was 72% (4,122 admissions from 5,723 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 72.4%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 0.686%, while admissions grew by 0.146%.

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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 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Susquehanna University has a total enrollment of 2,315 students. The full-time enrollment at Susquehanna University is 2,200 students and the part-time enrollment is 115. This means that 95% of students enrolled at Susquehanna University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Susquehanna University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.9% White, 6.31% Hispanic or Latino, 5.79% Black or African American, 2.59% Two or More Races, 1.99% Asian, 0.0864% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0864% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Susquehanna University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (45.7%), followed by White Male (33.4%) and Black or African American Male (3.59%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (100%), followed by Asian Male (0%) and Asian Female (0%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Susquehanna University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,315 students. The full-time enrollment at Susquehanna University is 2,200 and the part-time enrollment is 115. This means that 95% of students enrolled at Susquehanna University are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%
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 Susquehanna University was 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), 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
    1,758
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    146
  3. Black or African American
    134

The enrolled student population at Susquehanna University is 75.9% White, 6.31% Hispanic or Latino, 5.79% Black or African American, 2.59% Two or More Races, 1.99% Asian, 0.0864% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0864% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% 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, 129 students (5.57%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 127 more women than men received degrees from Susquehanna University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Susquehanna University is white (476 degrees awarded). There were 9.92 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (48 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Susquehanna University is Speech Communication & Rhetoric (69 degrees awarded), followed by General Finance (41 degrees) and Creative Writing (39 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 (44 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees), and Communications (79 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Susquehanna University are Physicians (409,526 people), Other managers (273,031 people), Postsecondary teachers (236,404 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (216,299 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (179,128 people).

The most specialized majors at Susquehanna University are English (44 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees), Communications (79 degrees), Language & Linguistics (17 degrees), and Biology (70 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 Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Dentists, Actuaries, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Susquehanna University are English (44 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees), Communications (79 degrees), Language & Linguistics (17 degrees), and Biology (70 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Susquehanna University are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (569,037 people), Elementary & secondary schools (555,628 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (509,732 people), Offices of physicians (223,490 people), and Computer Systems Design (210,985 people).

The most specialized majors at Susquehanna University are English (44 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees), Communications (79 degrees), Language & Linguistics (17 degrees), and Biology (70 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. 69 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 41 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 39 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Susquehanna University was Speech Communication & Rhetoric with 69 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

235
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
362
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 235 degrees were awarded to men at Susquehanna University, which is 0.649 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (362).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 34 degrees were awarded to men at Susquehanna University in General Finance, which is 4.86 times more than the 7 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 49 degrees were awarded to women at Susquehanna University in Speech Communication & Rhetoric, which is 2.45 times more than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

65%
100% Completion Time
71%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 65% of students graduating from Susquehanna University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 71% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 71% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Susquehanna University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 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
    476 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    48 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Susquehanna University is white (476 degrees awarded). There were 9.92 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (48 degrees).

0.168% 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
    272 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    204 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Susquehanna University is white female (272 degrees awarded). There were 1.33 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (204 degrees).

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Operations

Susquehanna University has an endowment valued at nearly $176M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $8.69M (4.95%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Susquehanna University had a total salary expenditure of $85.1M. Susquehanna University employs 55 Associate professors, 50 Assistant professors, and 25 Professors. Most academics at Susquehanna University are Female Assistant professors (30), Male Associate professors(28), and Female Associate professors (27).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Susquehanna University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 65 employees, Service, with 64 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 62 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$176M
2019 Endowment
3.46%
growth from 2018

Susquehanna University has an endowment valued at about $176M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Susquehanna University grew 3.46% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $135M 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. $997k - Federal
  2. $594k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Susquehanna University received $997k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $594k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$29.3M
2019 Salaries
0.451%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Susquehanna University paid a median of $29.3M in salaries, which represents 34.4% of their overall expenditure ($85.1M) and a 0.451% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.58% growth from 2017 and a 0.492% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.2M
Instructional Salaries
138
Number of Employees

In 2019, Susquehanna University paid a total of $10.2M to 138 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
55 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
65 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Susquehanna University were Associate professor with 55 employees; Assistant professor with 50 employees; and Assistant professor with 25 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Susquehanna University were Office and Administrative Support with 65 employees; Service with 64 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 62 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Susquehanna University was Female Assistant professor with 30 employees, Male Associate professor with 28 employees, and Female Associate professor with 27 employees.

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

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