Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$15,388
2022 Average Net Price
$21,968
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.42%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
95.4%
4,363 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
3,295
93.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
42.1%
475 Graduates

About

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College is a higher education institution located in Erie County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College were Mechanical Engineering (64 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (49 degrees), and Other Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods (48 degrees).

In 2022, 944 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College. 35.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 64.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (813 degrees), 29 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (28 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College is $15,388, which is $−12,942 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College is $15,388, which is $−12,942 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,968.

In 2022, 74% of undergraduate students attending Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 57% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$15,388
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College was $15,388. The cost of tuition at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College is $−12,942 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$21,968
2022 Value
6.23%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,968. Between 2018 and 2022, the average net price of Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College grew by 6.23%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

74%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
57%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

74% of undergraduate students at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 5.13% with respect to 2018, when 78% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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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.
1.42%
2019 Default Rate
254
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College was 1.42%, which represents 254 out of the 17838 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 Erie-Behrend College received 4,363 undergraduate applications in 2022.

There were 3,295 students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College in 2022. 34% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College has an overall enrollment yield of 19.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

95.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
4,164
Accepted Out of 4,363

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SAT Scores

34%
Submission Percentage (2022)
284
Scores Submitted (2022)

34% of enrolled first-time students at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College had a total enrollment of 3,295 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College is 3,066 students and the part-time enrollment is 229. This means that 93.1% of students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 78.8% White, 4.46% Asian, 4.25% Hispanic or Latino, 3.28% Black or African American, 2.97% Two or More Races, 0.091% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0607% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (51.4%), followed by White Female (27.3%) and Asian Male (2.93%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (33.3%), followed by White Female (30%) and Two or More Races Female (6.67%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

93.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,295 students. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College is 3,066 and the part-time enrollment is 229. This means that 93.1% of students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
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 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend 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
    2,596 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    147 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    140 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College is 78.8% White, 4.46% Asian, 4.25% Hispanic or Latino, 3.28% Black or African American, 2.97% Two or More Races, 0.091% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0607% 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, 54 students (1.64%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 278 fewer women than men received degrees from Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College is white (813 degrees awarded). There were 29 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (28 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College is Mechanical Engineering (64 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (49 degrees) and Other Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods (48 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (200 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (69 degrees), and Business (363 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 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College are Other managers (1,083,608 people), Accountants & auditors (1,072,393 people), Software developers (650,669 people), Financial managers (532,302 people), and Chief executives & legislators (514,704 people).

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College in 2022 are Engineering (200 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (69 degrees), Business (363 degrees), Math & Statistics (16 degrees), and Biology (49 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Erie-Behrend College are Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College are Engineering (200 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (69 degrees), Business (363 degrees), Math & Statistics (16 degrees), and Biology (49 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 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College are Computer Systems Design (1,052,996 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (816,672 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (790,371 people), Elementary & secondary schools (750,029 people), and Construction (692,777 people).

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College are Engineering (200 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (69 degrees), Business (363 degrees), Math & Statistics (16 degrees), and Biology (49 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 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 64 degrees awarded
  2. 49 degrees awarded
  3. 48 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College was Mechanical Engineering with 64 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

611
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
333
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 611 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College, which is 1.83 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (333).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 59 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College in Mechanical Engineering, which is 11.8 times more than the 5 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 38 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College in Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing, which is 38 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%
100% Completion Time
43%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 28% of students graduating from Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 44% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Baccalaureate Colleges 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (63.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College is Female and Hispanic or Latino (63.6% 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, 0.421% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    813 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    28 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College is white (813 degrees awarded). There were 29 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (28 degrees).

0.847% of degree recipients (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    535 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    278 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Male
    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College is white male (535 degrees awarded). There were 1.92 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (278 degrees).

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Operations

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College employs 88 Assistant professors, 87 Associate professors and 46 Lecturers. Most academics at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College are Male Associate professor (62), Male Assistant professor (49), and Female Assistant professor (39).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College are: Service, with 98 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 53 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 49 employees.

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
88 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
98 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College were Assistant professor with 88 employees, Associate professor with 87 employees, and Lecturer with 46 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College were Service with 98 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 53 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 49 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College was Male Associate professor with 62 employees, Male Assistant professor with 49 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 39 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College.

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