Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,492

3.51% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$17,557

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

4.98%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

71.5%

5,836 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

8,866

86.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

66.1%

1,004 Graduates

About

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is a higher education institution located in Butler County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania were Occupational Safety & Health Technology (144 degrees awarded), General Health & Wellness (129 degrees), and General Special Education & Teaching (124 degrees).

In 2017, 2,271 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. 62.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,989 degrees), 20.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (98 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is $7,492, which is $-13,241 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is $7,492, which is $-13,241 less 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 $17,557.

In 2017, 60% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 70% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,492

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania was $7,492. The cost of tuition at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is $-13,241 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$17,557

2017 Value

0.654%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,557. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania grew by 0.654%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,095

Room and Board

$1,550

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania was of $9,095 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,550. The cost of room and board increased by 0.764% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.649% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

60%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

70%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

60% of undergraduate students at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.69% with respect to 2016, when 59% 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.

4.98%

2016 Default Rate

124

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania was 4.98%, which represents 124 out of the 2489 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

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania received 5,836 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0.9% annual decline. Out of those 5,836 applicants, 4,172 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 71.5% acceptance rate.

There were 8,866 students enrolled at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in 2017, and 90% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania has an overall enrollment yield of 38.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

71.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

4,172

Accepted Out of 5,836

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania was 71.5% (4,172 admissions from 5,836 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 69.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -0.9%, while admissions grew by 1.96%.

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SAT Scores

90%

Submission Percentage

1,443

Scores Submitted

90% of enrolled first-time students at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania has a total enrollment of 8,866 students. The full-time enrollment at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is 7,676 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,190. This means that 86.6% of students enrolled at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, both undergraduate and graduate, is 85.9% White, 4.82% Black or African American, 3.56% Two or More Races, 2.22% Hispanic or Latino, 0.88% Asian, 0.18% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.102% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (47.9%), followed by White Male (37.5%) and Black or African American Female (2.64%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (60.4%), followed by White Male (25.8%) and Black or African American Male (3.27%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

86.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,866 students. The full-time enrollment at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is 7,676 and the part-time enrollment is 1,190. This means that 86.6% of students enrolled at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%

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 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    7,612

  2. Black or African American

    427

  3. Two or More Races

    316

The enrolled student population at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is 85.9% White, 4.82% Black or African American, 3.56% Two or More Races, 2.22% Hispanic or Latino, 0.88% Asian, 0.18% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.102% 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, 111 students (1.25%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 555 more women than men received degrees from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. The majority of degree recipients at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are white (1,989 degrees awarded). There were 20.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (98 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is Occupational Safety & Health Technology (144 degrees awarded), followed by General Health & Wellness (129 degrees) and General Special Education & Teaching (124 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (154 degrees awarded), History (57 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (144 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 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,950,661 people), Secondary school teachers (336,278 people), Education administrators (269,618 people), Other managers (178,389 people), and Postsecondary teachers (137,610 people).

The most specialized majors at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (154 degrees awarded), History (57 degrees), Engineering Technologies (144 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (120 degrees), and Education (360 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 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are Physicians, Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers

The most specialized majors at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (154 degrees awarded), History (57 degrees), Engineering Technologies (144 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (120 degrees), and Education (360 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 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are Elementary & secondary schools (2,870,150 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (320,931 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (235,647 people), Computer Systems Design (131,535 people), and Construction (113,618 people).

The most specialized majors at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (154 degrees awarded), History (57 degrees), Engineering Technologies (144 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (120 degrees), and Education (360 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 144 degrees awarded

  2. 129 degrees awarded

  3. 124 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania was Occupational Safety & Health Technology with 144 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 858

  2. 1,413

In 2017, 858 degrees were awarded to men at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, which is 0.607 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,413).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 115 degrees were awarded to men at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in Occupational Safety & Health Technology, which is 3.97 times more than the 29 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 234 degrees were awarded to women at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in General Special Education & Teaching, which is 8.07 times more than the 29 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

52%

100% Completion Time

68%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 52% of students graduating from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 68% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 69% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% 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, 3.49% of graduates (35 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,989 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    98 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    60 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is white (1,989 degrees awarded). There were 20.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (98 degrees).

1.67% of degree recipients (38 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,242 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    747 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    63 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is white female (1,242 degrees awarded). There were 1.66 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (747 degrees).

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Operations

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania has an endowment valued at nearly $30.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.24M (4.06%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania had a total salary expenditure of $168M. Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania employs 112 Associate professors, 100 Assistant professors, and 87 Professors. Most academics at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are Female Associate professors (57), Male Associate professors(55), and Female Assistant professors (54).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are: Office and Administrative Support, with 119 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 118 employees, and Service with 74 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$30.6M

2017 Endowment

21.7%

growth from 2016

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania has an endowment valued at about $30.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania grew 21.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.57M lower than 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: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $968k - Federal

  2. $8.14M - State

  3. $4.74M - Local

As of 2017, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania received $968k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $8.14M from state grants and contracts, and $4.74M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$64.7M

2017 Salaries

6.34%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania paid a median of $64.7M in salaries, which represents 38.6% of their overall expenditure ($168M) and a 6.34% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.18% decline from 2015 and a 0.067% decline from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$30.3M

Instructional Salaries

352

Number of Employees

In 2017, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania paid a total of $30.3M to 352 employees working as instructors, which represents 46.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

112 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

119 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania were Associate professor with 112 employees; Assistant professor with 100 employees; and Assistant professor with 87 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania were Office and Administrative Support with 119 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 118 employees; and Service with 74 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania was Female Associate professor with 57 employees, Male Associate professor with 55 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 54 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.

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