Grove City College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$19,990
3.52% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$23,538
After Financial Aid
2022 Acceptance Rate
71%
2,174 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,316
92.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
81%
472 Graduates

About

Grove City College is a higher education institution located in Mercer County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Grove City College were Mechanical Engineering (57 degrees awarded), Computer Science (32 degrees), and Other Health Preparatory Programs (29 degrees).

In 2022, 610 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Grove City College. 50.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (551 degrees), 24 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (23 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Grove City College is $19,990, which is $−8,340 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Grove City College is $19,990, which is $−8,340 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,538.

In 2022, 66% of undergraduate students attending Grove City College received financial aid through grants.

Tuition Costs

$19,990
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Grove City College was $19,990. The cost of tuition at Grove City College is $−8,340 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$23,538
2022 Value
7.75%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Grove City College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,538. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Grove City College grew by 7.75%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,680
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Grove City College was of $10,680 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.59% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

66%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants

66% of undergraduate students at Grove City College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.49% with respect to 2021, when 67% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Grove City College received 2,174 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 4.42% annual growth. Out of those 2,174 applicants, 1,543 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 71% acceptance rate.

There were 2,316 students enrolled at Grove City College in 2022. 54% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Grove City College has an overall enrollment yield of 39.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

71%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,543
Accepted Out of 2,174

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Grove City College was 71% (1,543 admissions from 2,174 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 72.6%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 4.42%, while admissions grew by 2.12%..

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SAT Scores

54%
Submission Percentage (2022)
329
Scores Submitted (2022)

54% of enrolled first-time students at Grove City College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Grove City College had a total enrollment of 2,316 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Grove City College is 2,147 students and the part-time enrollment is 169. This means that 92.7% of students enrolled at Grove City College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Grove City College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 90.5% White, 4.58% Two or More Races, 2.16% Asian, 0.82% Hispanic or Latino, 0.432% Black or African American, and 0.0432% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Grove City College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (47.4%), followed by White Female (43.4%) and Two or More Races Female (2.56%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

92.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Grove City College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,316 students. The full-time enrollment at Grove City College is 2,147 and the part-time enrollment is 169. This means that 92.7% of students enrolled at Grove City College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

88%
2022 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 Grove City College was 88%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Grove City College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,097 enrolled students
  2. Two or More Races
    106 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    50 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Grove City College is 90.5% White, 4.58% Two or More Races, 2.16% Asian, 0.82% Hispanic or Latino, 0.432% Black or African American, and 0.0432% 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 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% 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, 12 students (0.518%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 4 more women than men received degrees from Grove City College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Grove City College is white (551 degrees awarded). There were 24 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (23 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Grove City College is Mechanical Engineering (57 degrees awarded), followed by Computer Science (32 degrees) and Other Health Preparatory Programs (29 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Grove City College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (26 degrees awarded), English (27 degrees), and History (16 degrees).

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 Grove City College are Software developers (445,692 people), Other managers (399,338 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (345,789 people), Civil engineers (280,219 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (227,401 people).

The most specialized majors at Grove City College in 2022 are Philosophy and Religious Studies (26 degrees awarded), English (27 degrees), History (16 degrees), Engineering (80 degrees), and Theology (10 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Grove City College are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Grove City College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (26 degrees awarded), English (27 degrees), History (16 degrees), Engineering (80 degrees), and Theology (10 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Grove City College are Computer Systems Design (521,801 people), Elementary & secondary schools (466,323 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (435,710 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (399,976 people), and Construction (323,098 people).

The most specialized majors at Grove City College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (26 degrees awarded), English (27 degrees), History (16 degrees), Engineering (80 degrees), and Theology (10 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Grove City College.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 50 degrees awarded
  2. 42 degrees awarded
  3. 39 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Grove City College was Mechanical Engineering with 50 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

303
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
307
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 303 degrees were awarded to men at Grove City College, which is 0.987 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (307).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 47 degrees were awarded to men at Grove City College in Mechanical Engineering, which is 4.7 times more than the 10 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 28 degrees were awarded to women at Grove City College in Early Childhood Education & Teaching. There were no male recipients with the same degree.

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Time to Complete

80%
100% Completion Time
83%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 80% of students graduating from Grove City College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 83% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 83% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Grove City College is Male and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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 (2022)
  1. White
    551 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    23 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Grove City College is white (551 degrees awarded). There were 24 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (23 degrees).

0.328% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    278 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    273 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Grove City College is white male (278 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (273 degrees).

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Operations

Grove City College has an endowment valued at nearly $188M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−2.33%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Grove City College had a total salary expenditure of 83.8M.

Endowment

$188M
2022 Endowment
2.2%
decline from 2021

Grove City College has an endowment valued at about $188M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Grove City College declined 2.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $139M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$25.4M
2022 Salaries
1.25%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Grove City College paid a median of $25.4M in salaries, which represents 30.3% of their overall expenditure ($83.8M) and a 1.25% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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