Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$35,646

3% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$36,688

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

2.74%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

92.7%

178 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

268

97.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

53.8%

21 Graduates

About

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is a higher education institution located in Philadelphia County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts were Painting (21 degrees awarded), Sculpture (4 degrees), and Printmaking (3 degrees).

In 2017, 96 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. 61.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (58 degrees), 6.44 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (9 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is $35,646, which is $21,646 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is $35,646, which is $21,646 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $36,688.

In 2017, 100% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 52% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$35,646

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts was $35,646. The cost of tuition at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is $21,646 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

$36,688

2017 Value

0.158%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $36,688. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts grew by 0.158%.

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Other Student Expenses

$16,480

Room and Board

$1,511

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts was of $16,480 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,511. The cost of room and board increased by 14.7% 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

100%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

52%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 3.09% with respect to 2016, when 97% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.74%

2016 Default Rate

2

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts was 2.74%, which represents 2 out of the 73 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

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts received 178 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 4.09% annual growth. Out of those 178 applicants, 165 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 92.7% acceptance rate.

There were 268 students enrolled at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts has an overall enrollment yield of 23%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

92.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

165

Accepted Out of 178

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts was 92.7% (165 admissions from 178 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 92.4%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 4.09%, while admissions grew by 4.43%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts has a total enrollment of 268 students. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is 262 students and the part-time enrollment is 6. This means that 97.8% of students enrolled at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.9% White, 7.09% Two or More Races, 6.72% Black or African American, 6.72% Hispanic or Latino, 3.73% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (43.4%), followed by White Male (19.8%) and Two or More Races Female (7.14%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (43.8%), followed by White Male (12.5%) and Black or African American Male (5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, both undergraduate and graduate, is 268 students. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is 262 and the part-time enrollment is 6. This means that 97.8% of students enrolled at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%

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 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    166

  2. Two or More Races

    19

  3. Black or African American

    18

The enrolled student population at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is 61.9% White, 7.09% Two or More Races, 6.72% Black or African American, 6.72% Hispanic or Latino, 3.73% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.5% 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, 14 students (5.22%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 22 more women than men received degrees from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. The majority of degree recipients at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts are white (58 degrees awarded). There were 6.44 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (9 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is Painting (21 degrees awarded), followed by Sculpture (4 degrees) and Printmaking (3 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (96 degrees awarded).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts are Elementary & middle school teachers (97,016 people), Graphic designers (91,073 people), Other managers (69,024 people), Other designers (57,300 people), and Postsecondary teachers (55,507 people).

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts are Visual & Performing Arts (96 degrees awarded).

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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 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts are Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, Chief executives & legislators, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts are Visual & Performing Arts (96 degrees awarded).

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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 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts are Elementary & secondary schools (165,720 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (109,805 people), Specialized design services (62,482 people), Computer Systems Design (60,351 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (55,351 people).

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts are Visual & Performing Arts (96 degrees awarded).

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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 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Most Common

  1. 21 degrees awarded

  2. 4 degrees awarded

  3. 3 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts was Painting with 21 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 37

  2. 59

In 2017, 37 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, which is 0.627 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (59).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 21 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Other Fine Arts & Art Studies, which is 0.84 times less than the 25 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 25 degrees were awarded to women at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Other Fine Arts & Art Studies, which is 1.19 times more than the 21 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

57%

100% Completion Time

59%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 57% of students graduating from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 59% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 59% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is Male and White (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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, 9.52% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    58 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    9 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is white (58 degrees awarded). There were 6.44 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (9 degrees).

6.25% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    40 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    18 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is white female (40 degrees awarded). There were 2.22 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (18 degrees).

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Operations

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts has an endowment valued at nearly $15.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.04M (32.3%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts had a total expenditure of $20.3M. Of that $20.3M, they spent $7.41M on salaries and $20.3M on benefits.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts employs N/A N/A, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts are N/A (N/A), N/A(N/A), and N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 28 employees, Management, with 20 employees, and Sales and related with 15 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$15.6M

2017 Endowment

6.76%

growth from 2016

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts has an endowment valued at about $15.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts grew 6.76% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.54M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $105k - Federal

  2. $94k - State

  3. $34.3k - Local

As of 2017, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts received $105k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $94k from state grants and contracts, and $34.3k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$7.41M

Salary Expenditure

$20.3M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts had a total expenditure of $20.3M. Of that $20.3M, they spent $7.41M on salaries and $20.3M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$7.41M

2017 Salaries

2.34%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts paid a median of $7.41M in salaries, which represents 36.6% of their overall expenditure ($20.3M) and a 2.34% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.61% growth from 2015 and a 158% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.59M (39.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$995k

Instructional Salaries

20

Number of Employees

In 2017, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts paid a total of $995k to 20 employees working as instructors, which represents 13.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $1.02M (18.6%) for similar Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

N/A

Most Common Instructor

N/A Employees

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

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

28 Employees

In N/A, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts were N/A with N/A employees; N/A with N/A employees; and N/A with N/A employees.

In N/A, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 28 employees; Management with 20 employees; and Sales and related with 15 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

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This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

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