University of Valley Forge

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$19,820

3.1% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$21,097

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

10.3%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

54.1%

425 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

763

77.7% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

35.6%

52 Graduates

About

University of Valley Forge is a higher education institution located in Chester County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Valley Forge were Digital Communication & Multimedia (18 degrees awarded), Youth Ministry (11 degrees), and Divinity & Ministry (9 degrees).

In 2017, 128 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Valley Forge. 47.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 52.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (75 degrees), 3.95 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (19 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Valley Forge is $19,820, which is $-5,374 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Valley Forge is $19,820, which is $-5,374 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,097.

In 2017, 70% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 61% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$19,820

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Valley Forge was $19,820. The cost of tuition at University of Valley Forge is $-5,374 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$21,097

2017 Value

1.59%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Valley Forge had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,097. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Valley Forge grew by 1.59%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,360

Room and Board

$1,286

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Valley Forge was of $8,360 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,286. The cost of room and board increased by 3.01% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 0.155% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

70%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

61%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

70% of undergraduate students at University of Valley Forge received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 16.7% with respect to 2016, when 84% 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.

10.3%

2016 Default Rate

28

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Valley Forge was 10.3%, which represents 28 out of the 272 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

University of Valley Forge received 425 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 8.6% annual decline. Out of those 425 applicants, 230 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 54.1% acceptance rate.

There were 763 students enrolled at University of Valley Forge in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Valley Forge has an overall enrollment yield of 45.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

54.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

230

Accepted Out of 425

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Valley Forge was 54.1% (230 admissions from 425 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 78.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -8.6%, while admissions declined by -37.2%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at University of Valley Forge in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Valley Forge has a total enrollment of 763 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Valley Forge is 593 students and the part-time enrollment is 170. This means that 77.7% of students enrolled at University of Valley Forge are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Valley Forge, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.5% White, 15.9% Hispanic or Latino, 15.6% Black or African American, 4.33% Two or More Races, 1.31% Asian, 0.262% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Valley Forge in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (30.1%), followed by White Male (26.3%) and Black or African American Male (10.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (50%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (25%) and Black or African American Female (25%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Valley Forge, both undergraduate and graduate, is 763 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Valley Forge is 593 and the part-time enrollment is 170. This means that 77.7% of students enrolled at University of Valley Forge are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%

2017 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 University of Valley Forge was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), University of Valley Forge had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    431

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    121

  3. Black or African American

    119

The enrolled student population at University of Valley Forge is 56.5% White, 15.9% Hispanic or Latino, 15.6% Black or African American, 4.33% Two or More Races, 1.31% Asian, 0.262% 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 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% 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, 40 students (5.24%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 6 fewer women than men received degrees from University of Valley Forge. The majority of degree recipients at University of Valley Forge are white (75 degrees awarded). There were 3.95 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (19 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Valley Forge is Digital Communication & Multimedia (18 degrees awarded), followed by Youth Ministry (11 degrees) and Divinity & Ministry (9 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Valley Forge, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (46 degrees awarded), Communications (21 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (1 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 University of Valley Forge are Elementary & middle school teachers (213,490 people), Other managers (198,744 people), Social workers, all other (178,125 people), Graphic designers (105,949 people), and Postsecondary teachers (101,804 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Valley Forge are Theology (46 degrees awarded), Communications (21 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (1 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (10 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (5 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 University of Valley Forge are Sales managers, Dentists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Sales engineers

The most specialized majors at University of Valley Forge are Theology (46 degrees awarded), Communications (21 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (1 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (10 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (5 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 University of Valley Forge are Elementary & secondary schools (411,909 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (265,211 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (163,344 people), Computer Systems Design (147,513 people), and Religious organizations (134,365 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Valley Forge are Theology (46 degrees awarded), Communications (21 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (1 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (10 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (5 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 18 degrees awarded

  2. 11 degrees awarded

  3. 9 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Valley Forge was Digital Communication & Multimedia with 18 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 67

  2. 61

In 2017, 67 degrees were awarded to men at University of Valley Forge, which is 1.1 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (61).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 13 degrees were awarded to men at University of Valley Forge in Digital Communication & Multimedia, which is 1.86 times more than the 7 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 9 degrees were awarded to women at University of Valley Forge in Early Childhood Education & Teaching, which is N/A times more than the 0 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

44%

100% Completion Time

50%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 44% of students graduating from University of Valley Forge completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 50% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 52% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (47.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Valley Forge is Female and White (47.1% 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, 7.69% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    75 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    19 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Valley Forge is white (75 degrees awarded). There were 3.95 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (19 degrees).

10.9% of degree recipients (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    39 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    36 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Valley Forge is white male (39 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (36 degrees).

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Operations

University of Valley Forge has an endowment valued at nearly $2.63M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $128k (4.87%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, University of Valley Forge had a total expenditure of $19.2M. Of that $19.2M, they spent $6.26M on salaries and $19.2M on benefits.

University of Valley Forge employs 10 Professors, 10 Assistant professors, and 5 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Valley Forge are Male Professors (6), Male Assistant professors(5), and Female Assistant professors (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Valley Forge are: Management, with 25 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 14 employees, and Service with 8 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.63M

2017 Endowment

40.1%

growth from 2016

University of Valley Forge has an endowment valued at about $2.63M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Valley Forge grew 40.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $34.5M lower 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: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, University of Valley Forge received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$6.26M

Salary Expenditure

$19.2M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, University of Valley Forge had a total expenditure of $19.2M. Of that $19.2M, they spent $6.26M on salaries and $19.2M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$6.26M

2017 Salaries

7.22%

decline from 2016

In 2017, University of Valley Forge paid a median of $6.26M in salaries, which represents 32.6% of their overall expenditure ($19.2M) and a 7.22% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.78% growth from 2015 and a 2.74% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.34M

Instructional Salaries

25

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Valley Forge paid a total of $1.34M to 25 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

10 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

25 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Valley Forge were Professor with 10 employees; Assistant professor with 10 employees; and Assistant professor with 5 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Valley Forge were Management with 25 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 14 employees; and Service with 8 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Valley Forge was Male Professor with 6 employees, Male Assistant professor with 5 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 5 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of Valley Forge.

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