Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$23,900

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$15,035

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

18.9%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

3,997

95% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

25.6%

23 Graduates

About

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is a higher education institution located in Dauphin County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology were General Computer & Information Sciences (11 degrees awarded), Natural Sciences (7 degrees), and Other Geological & Earth Sciences (7 degrees).

In 2017, 405 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. 25.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 74.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (33 degrees), 4.13 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (8 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is $23,900, which is $3,167 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is $23,900, which is $3,167 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,035.

In 2017, 90% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 86% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$23,900

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology was $23,900. The cost of tuition at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is $3,167 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$15,035

2017 Value

19.2%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Harrisburg University of Science and Technology had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,035. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Harrisburg University of Science and Technology grew by 19.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,975

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology was of $7,975 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board decreased by 12.8% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

90%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

86%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 11.1% with respect to 2016, when 81% 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.

18.9%

2016 Default Rate

25

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology was 18.9%, which represents 25 out of the 132 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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Enrollment

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology has a total enrollment of 3,997 students. The full-time enrollment at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is 3,799 students and the part-time enrollment is 198. This means that 95% of students enrolled at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5.58% Black or African American, 4.75% White, 1.73% Hispanic or Latino, 0.575% Asian, 0.575% Two or More Races, 0.1% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (22.5%), followed by White Male (20.5%) and Black or African American Male (18.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Male (0.18%), followed by White Male (0.15%) and Black or African American Female (0.12%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,997 students. The full-time enrollment at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is 3,799 and the part-time enrollment is 198. This means that 95% of students enrolled at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%

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 Harrisburg University of Science and Technology was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Harrisburg University of Science and Technology had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    223

  2. White

    190

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    69

The enrolled student population at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is 5.58% Black or African American, 4.75% White, 1.73% Hispanic or Latino, 0.575% Asian, 0.575% Two or More Races, 0.1% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 8 students (0.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 197 fewer women than men received degrees from Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. The majority of degree recipients at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology are white (33 degrees awarded). There were 4.13 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (8 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is General Computer & Information Sciences (11 degrees awarded), followed by Natural Sciences (7 degrees) and Other Geological & Earth Sciences (7 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering Technologies (270 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (12 degrees), and Physical Sciences (7 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 Harrisburg University of Science and Technology are Accountants & auditors (1,104,780 people), Other managers (706,486 people), Financial managers (434,403 people), Chief executives & legislators (339,530 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (314,203 people).

The most specialized majors at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology are Engineering Technologies (270 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (12 degrees), Physical Sciences (7 degrees), Business (80 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (7 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 Harrisburg University of Science and Technology are Physicians, Surgeons, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology are Engineering Technologies (270 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (12 degrees), Physical Sciences (7 degrees), Business (80 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (7 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 Harrisburg University of Science and Technology are Elementary & secondary schools (643,914 people), Computer Systems Design (552,672 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (528,630 people), Banking & related activities (514,381 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (442,265 people).

The most specialized majors at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology are Engineering Technologies (270 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (12 degrees), Physical Sciences (7 degrees), Business (80 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (7 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 Harrisburg University of Science and Technology.

Most Common

  1. 11 degrees awarded

  2. 7 degrees awarded

  3. 7 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology was General Computer & Information Sciences with 11 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 301

  2. 104

In 2017, 301 degrees were awarded to men at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, which is 2.89 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (104).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 205 degrees were awarded to men at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in Computer & Computer Systems Technology, which is 3.15 times more than the 65 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 65 degrees were awarded to women at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in Computer & Computer Systems Technology, which is 0.317 times less than the 205 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

3%

100% Completion Time

6%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 3% of students graduating from Harrisburg University of Science and Technology completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 6% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 6% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Masters Colleges and Universities Carnegie Classification group.

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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is Female and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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

    33 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    8 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is white (33 degrees awarded). There were 4.13 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (8 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 Male

    24 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    9 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is white male (24 degrees awarded). There were 2.67 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (9 degrees).

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Operations

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $55.5k (N/A%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology had a total salary expenditure of $36.1M. Harrisburg University of Science and Technology employs 21 Assistant professors, 18 Associate professors, and 12 Professors. Most academics at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology are Male Associate professors (16), Male Assistant professors(14), and Male Professors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 35 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 11 employees, and Sales and related with 9 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Harrisburg University of Science and Technology stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $31.4k - Federal

  2. $1.18M - State

  3. $2.28M - Local

As of 2017, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology received $31.4k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.18M from state grants and contracts, and $2.28M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$13.4M

2017 Salaries

40.2%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology paid a median of $13.4M in salaries, which represents 37% of their overall expenditure ($36.1M) and a 40.2% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 54.3% growth from 2015 and a 32.3% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.71M

Instructional Salaries

62

Number of Employees

In 2017, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology paid a total of $6.71M to 62 employees working as instructors, which represents 50.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.62M (33.5%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

21 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

35 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology were Assistant professor with 21 employees; Associate professor with 18 employees; and Associate professor with 12 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 35 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 11 employees; and Sales and related with 9 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology was Male Associate professor with 16 employees, Male Assistant professor with 14 employees, and Male Professor with 9 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology.

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