University of Valley Forge

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$20,780
2.54% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$21,182
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
11.7%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
62.7%
394 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
601
70.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
52.1%
75 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 (23 degrees awarded), Divinity & Ministry (21 degrees), and General Psychology (17 degrees).

In 2019, 180 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Valley Forge. 52.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (113 degrees), 3.53 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (32 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Valley Forge is $20,780, which is $−6,500 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Valley Forge is $20,780, which is $−6,500 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,182.

In 2019, 85% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 74% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$20,780
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of Valley Forge was $20,780. The cost of tuition at University of Valley Forge is $−6,500 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$21,182
2019 Value
6.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of Valley Forge had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,182. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of Valley Forge grew by 6.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,886
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Valley Forge was of $9,886 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 14.8% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 31.8% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
74%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

85% of undergraduate students at University of Valley Forge received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 3.41% with respect to 2018, when 88% 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.
11.7%
2017 Default Rate
37
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of Valley Forge was 11.7%, which represents 37 out of the 317 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 394 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 5.07% annual growth. Out of those 394 applicants, 247 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 62.7% acceptance rate.

There were 601 students enrolled at University of Valley Forge in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Valley Forge has an overall enrollment yield of 44.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

62.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
247
Accepted Out of 394

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Valley Forge was 62.7% (247 admissions from 394 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 58.9%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 5.07%, while admissions grew by 11.8%.

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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 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Valley Forge has a total enrollment of 601 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Valley Forge is 423 students and the part-time enrollment is 178. This means that 70.4% 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 57.2% White, 17.5% Hispanic or Latino, 12.6% Black or African American, 4.83% Two or More Races, 1.5% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of Valley Forge in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (30%), followed by White Male (25.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.93%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

70.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Valley Forge, both undergraduate and graduate, is 601 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Valley Forge is 423 and the part-time enrollment is 178. This means that 70.4% of students enrolled at University of Valley Forge are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
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 University of Valley Forge was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), University of Valley Forge had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    344
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    105
  3. Black or African American
    76

The enrolled student population at University of Valley Forge is 57.2% White, 17.5% Hispanic or Latino, 12.6% Black or African American, 4.83% Two or More Races, 1.5% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% 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, 28 students (4.66%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 8 more women than men received degrees from University of Valley Forge. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Valley Forge is white (113 degrees awarded). There were 3.53 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (32 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Valley Forge is Digital Communication & Multimedia (23 degrees awarded), followed by Divinity & Ministry (21 degrees) and General Psychology (17 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 (58 degrees awarded), Communications (27 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (11 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 University of Valley Forge are Other managers (293,187 people), Social workers, all other (271,209 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (244,651 people), Postsecondary teachers (155,875 people), and Marketing managers (118,968 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Valley Forge are Theology (58 degrees awarded), Communications (27 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (11 degrees), Psychology (17 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (14 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 Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, Public relations specialists, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at University of Valley Forge are Theology (58 degrees awarded), Communications (27 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (11 degrees), Psychology (17 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (14 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 (701,986 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (429,885 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (283,873 people), Individual & family services (252,020 people), and Outpatient care centers (219,610 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Valley Forge are Theology (58 degrees awarded), Communications (27 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (11 degrees), Psychology (17 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (14 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 University of Valley Forge.
Most Common
  1. 23 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 21 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 17 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Valley Forge was Digital Communication & Multimedia with 23 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

86
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
94
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 86 degrees were awarded to men at University of Valley Forge, which is 0.915 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (94).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 19 degrees were awarded to men at University of Valley Forge in Digital Communication & Multimedia, which is 2.38 times more than the 8 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 14 degrees were awarded to women at University of Valley Forge in General Psychology, which is 4.67 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34%
100% Completion Time
46%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 34% 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, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 49% 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 (73.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Valley Forge is Female and White (73.9% 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, 14.7% 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
    113 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    32 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Valley Forge is white (113 degrees awarded). There were 3.53 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (32 degrees).

6.67% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    64 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    49 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    18 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Valley Forge is white female (64 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (49 degrees).

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Operations

University of Valley Forge has an endowment valued at nearly $2.67M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $990 (0.0371%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, University of Valley Forge had a total salary expenditure of $15.1M. University of Valley Forge employs 12 Assistant professors, 6 Professors, and 6 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Valley Forge are Female Assistant professors (7), Male Associate professors(5), and Male Assistant professors (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Valley Forge are: Management, with 29 employees, Service, with 9 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 7 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.67M
2019 Endowment
1.24%
growth from 2018

University of Valley Forge has an endowment valued at about $2.67M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Valley Forge grew 1.24% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $38M 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. $106k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, University of Valley Forge received $106k 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

Salary Expenditure

$5.26M
2019 Salaries
3.22%
decline from 2018

In 2019, University of Valley Forge paid a median of $5.26M in salaries, which represents 34.9% of their overall expenditure ($15.1M) and a 3.22% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 13.2% decline from 2017 and a 7.22% decline from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$1.23M
Instructional Salaries
24
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of Valley Forge paid a total of $1.23M to 24 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.3% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
12 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
29 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Valley Forge were Assistant professor with 12 employees; Professor with 6 employees; and Professor with 6 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Valley Forge were Management with 29 employees; Service with 9 employees; and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 7 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Valley Forge was Female Assistant professor with 7 employees, Male Associate professor with 5 employees, and Male 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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