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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$16,096 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
3,750 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
89% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
571 Graduates

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The median in-state tuition at Lock Haven University is $7,238, which is $247 more than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $16,096, which is 222% of the cost for in-state students, and is $2,280 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,207.

In 2016, 60% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 77% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Lock Haven University received 3,750 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 9.8% annual growth. Out of those 3,750 applicants, 3,294 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 87.8% acceptance rate.

There were 4,220 students enrolled at Lock Haven University in 2016, and 94% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lock Haven University has an overall enrollment yield of 24.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Lock Haven University has a total enrollment of 4,220 students. The full-time enrollment at Lock Haven University is 3,756 students and the part-time enrollment is 464. This means that 89% of students enrolled at Lock Haven University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lock Haven University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 84.3% White, 8.6% Black or African American, 2.27% Hispanic or Latino, 1.18% Asian, 0.97% Two or More Races, 0.43% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 1.4% Unknown.

Students enrolled at Lock Haven University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (39.9%), followed by White Male (29.5%) and Black or African American Male (4.43%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (3.39%), followed by White Male (1.33%) and Black or African American Female (0.12%).

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In 2016, 245 more women than men graduated from Lock Haven University. The majority of students graduating from Lock Haven University are White. These 1,069 graduates mean that there were 21.4 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 50 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Lock Haven University is Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences with 131 graduates, followed by Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration with 99 graduates and Sport & Fitness Management with 74 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Lock Haven University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Parks, Recreation, & Leisure, with 194 graduates, followed by Protective Services with 105 graduates and Physical Sciences with 35 graduates.


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Lock Haven University has an endowment valued at nearly $11.4M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $696,079 (6.09%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Lock Haven University had a total expenditure of $91.7M. Of that $91.7M, they spent $40.6M on salaries and $22.6M on benefits.

Lock Haven University employs 86 Professors, 64 Associate professors, and 56 Assistant professors. Most academics at Lock Haven University are Male Professors (44), Female Professors (42), and Male Associate professors (38).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lock Haven University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 63 employees, Service, with 63 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 59 employees.



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