Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$12,718

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$16,774

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

4.93%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

81.3%

792 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

655

86% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

47.1%

115 Graduates

About

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver is a higher education institution located in Beaver County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver were General Business (19 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (17 degrees), and Information Science (16 degrees).

In 2017, 69 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver. 46.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 53.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (58 degrees), 19.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (3 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver is $12,718, which is $-12,476 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver is $12,718, which is $-12,476 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,774.

In 2017, 90% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 66% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$12,718

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver was $12,718. The cost of tuition at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver is $-12,476 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$16,774

2017 Value

0.149%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,774. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver grew by 0.149%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,230

Room and Board

$1,840

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver was of $11,230 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,840. The cost of room and board increased by 2.78% 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

66%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 2.27% with respect to 2016, 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.

4.93%

2016 Default Rate

919

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver was 4.93%, which represents 919 out of the 18631 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 State University-Penn State Beaver received 792 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 7.46% annual growth. Out of those 792 applicants, 644 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 81.3% acceptance rate.

There were 655 students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver in 2017, and 71% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver has an overall enrollment yield of 28.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

81.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

644

Accepted Out of 792

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver was 81.3% (644 admissions from 792 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 85.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 7.46%, while admissions grew by 1.74%.

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SAT Scores

71%

Submission Percentage

132

Scores Submitted

71% of enrolled first-time students at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver has a total enrollment of 655 students. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver is 563 students and the part-time enrollment is 92. This means that 86% of students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.3% White, 7.48% Black or African American, 4.58% Two or More Races, 4.43% Hispanic or Latino, 3.21% Asian, 0.153% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (44.8%), followed by White Female (29%) and Black or African American Male (4.62%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

86%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver, both undergraduate and graduate, is 655 students. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver is 563 and the part-time enrollment is 92. This means that 86% of students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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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 State University-Penn State Beaver was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    454

  2. Black or African American

    49

  3. Two or More Races

    30

The enrolled student population at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver is 69.3% White, 7.48% Black or African American, 4.58% Two or More Races, 4.43% Hispanic or Latino, 3.21% Asian, 0.153% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% 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, 48 students (7.33%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 5 fewer women than men received degrees from Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver. The majority of degree recipients at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver are white (58 degrees awarded). There were 19.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (3 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver is General Business (19 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (17 degrees) and Information Science (16 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (17 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (16 degrees), and Communications (9 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 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver are Accountants & auditors (1,144,413 people), Other managers (860,569 people), Software developers (534,311 people), Financial managers (470,542 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (424,919 people).

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver are Protective Services (17 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (16 degrees), Communications (9 degrees), Psychology (7 degrees), and Business (20 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 State University-Penn State Beaver are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, Dentists, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver are Protective Services (17 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (16 degrees), Communications (9 degrees), Psychology (7 degrees), and Business (20 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 State University-Penn State Beaver are Computer Systems Design (967,292 people), Elementary & secondary schools (960,748 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (632,610 people), Banking & related activities (609,960 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (563,313 people).

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver are Protective Services (17 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (16 degrees), Communications (9 degrees), Psychology (7 degrees), and Business (20 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 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver.

Most Common

  1. 19 degrees awarded

  2. 17 degrees awarded

  3. 16 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver was General Business with 19 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 37

  2. 32

In 2017, 37 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver, which is 1.16 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (32).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 13 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver in Information Science, which is 4.33 times more than the 3 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 10 degrees were awarded to women at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver in General Business, which is 1.11 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%

100% Completion Time

45%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 24% of students graduating from Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 45% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 45% 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 State University-Penn State Beaver is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 0.87% of graduates (1 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

    3 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver is white (58 degrees awarded). There were 19.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (3 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

    30 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    28 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Male

    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver is white male (30 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (28 degrees).

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