Pennsylvania College of Art and Design

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$23,500

5.38% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$27,471

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

14.3%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

50%

344 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

260

96.2% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

43.1%

28 Graduates

About

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design is a higher education institution located in Lancaster County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design were Commercial & Advertising Art (18 degrees awarded), General Fine Studio Arts (8 degrees), and Photography (1 degrees).

In 2017, 41 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design. 68.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (19 degrees), 1.27 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (15 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design is $23,500, which is $9,500 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design is $23,500, which is $9,500 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 $27,471.

In 2017, 97% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 84% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$23,500

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design was $23,500. The cost of tuition at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design is $9,500 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

$27,471

2017 Value

11.6%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Pennsylvania College of Art and Design had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,471. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Pennsylvania College of Art and Design grew by 11.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,763

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design was of $8,763 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 2.28% 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

97%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

84%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 18.3% with respect to 2016, when 82% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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14.3%

2016 Default Rate

9

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design was 14.3%, which represents 9 out of the 63 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 College of Art and Design received 344 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 18.1% annual decline. Out of those 344 applicants, 172 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 50% acceptance rate.

There were 260 students enrolled at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design has an overall enrollment yield of 41.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

50%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

172

Accepted Out of 344

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Pennsylvania College of Art and Design was 50% (172 admissions from 344 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 44.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -18.1%, while admissions declined by -8.02%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design has a total enrollment of 260 students. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design is 250 students and the part-time enrollment is 10. This means that 96.2% of students enrolled at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73.8% White, 6.15% Black or African American, 5.77% Two or More Races, 4.23% Asian, 3.85% Hispanic or Latino, 0.385% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (52%), followed by White Male (21.6%) and Two or More Races Female (3.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, both undergraduate and graduate, is 260 students. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design is 250 and the part-time enrollment is 10. This means that 96.2% of students enrolled at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%

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 College of Art and Design was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), Pennsylvania College of Art and Design had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    192

  2. Black or African American

    16

  3. Two or More Races

    15

The enrolled student population at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design is 73.8% White, 6.15% Black or African American, 5.77% Two or More Races, 4.23% Asian, 3.85% Hispanic or Latino, 0.385% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 15 more women than men received degrees from Pennsylvania College of Art and Design. The majority of degree recipients at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design are white (19 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (15 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design is Commercial & Advertising Art (18 degrees awarded), followed by General Fine Studio Arts (8 degrees) and Photography (1 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (37 degrees awarded) and Communications (4 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 Pennsylvania College of Art and Design are Elementary & middle school teachers (171,479 people), Other managers (165,861 people), Graphic designers (104,980 people), Postsecondary teachers (84,148 people), and Customer service representatives (80,096 people).

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design are Visual & Performing Arts (37 degrees awarded) and Communications (4 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 Pennsylvania College of Art and Design are Dentists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Sales engineers, Physicians, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design are Visual & Performing Arts (37 degrees awarded) and Communications (4 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 Pennsylvania College of Art and Design are Elementary & secondary schools (306,987 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (215,649 people), Computer Systems Design (134,333 people), Advertising, public relations & related services (128,500 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (100,609 people).

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design are Visual & Performing Arts (37 degrees awarded) and Communications (4 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 18 degrees awarded

  2. 8 degrees awarded

  3. 1 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design was Commercial & Advertising Art with 18 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 13

  2. 28

In 2017, 13 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, which is 0.464 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (28).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 7 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design in Commercial & Advertising Art, which is 0.636 times less than the 11 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 11 degrees were awarded to women at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design in Commercial & Advertising Art, which is 1.57 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

39%

100% Completion Time

41%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 39% of students graduating from Pennsylvania College of Art and Design completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 41% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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, 10.7% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    19 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    15 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design is white (19 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (15 degrees).

36.6% of degree recipients (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    12 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    7 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design is white female (12 degrees awarded). There were 1.71 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (7 degrees).

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Operations

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design has an endowment valued at nearly $1.57M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $188k (12%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design had a total salary expenditure of $5.54M. Pennsylvania College of Art and Design employs 10 Assistant professors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design are Male Assistant professors (6), Female Assistant professors(4), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design are: Management, with 14 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 6 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 3 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.57M

2017 Endowment

7.83%

growth from 2016

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design has an endowment valued at about $1.57M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Pennsylvania College of Art and Design grew 7.83% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.53M lower 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. $20.7k - Federal

  2. $60.6k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design received $20.7k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $60.6k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$2.5M

2017 Salaries

9.03%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design paid a median of $2.5M in salaries, which represents 45.1% of their overall expenditure ($5.54M) and a 9.03% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.67% decline from 2015 and a 1.3% decline from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$474k

Instructional Salaries

10

Number of Employees

In 2017, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design paid a total of $474k to 10 employees working as instructors, which represents 19% 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

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

10 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

14 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design were Assistant professor with 10 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design were Management with 14 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 6 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 3 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design was Male Assistant professor with 6 employees, Female Assistant professor with 4 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design.

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