Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$14,684
2022 Average Net Price
$20,460
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.42%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
93.4%
6,463 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
3,090
91.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
27.7%
241 Graduates

About

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801) is a higher education institution located in Montgomery County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801) were General Business (62 degrees awarded), Information Science (56 degrees), and Social Psychology (52 degrees).

In 2022, 476 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801). 54% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (243 degrees), 3.52 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (69 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801) is $14,684, which is $−13,646 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801) is $14,684, which is $−13,646 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,460.

In 2022, 73% of undergraduate students attending Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 48% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$14,684
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801) was $14,684. The cost of tuition at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801) is $−13,646 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$20,460
2022 Value
8.88%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,460. Between 2018 and 2022, the average net price of Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801) grew by 8.88%.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

73%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
48%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

73% of undergraduate students at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 5.19% with respect to 2018, when 77% 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.
1.42%
2019 Default Rate
254
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801) 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 Abington (214801) received 6,463 undergraduate applications in 2022.

There were 3,090 students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801) in 2022. 29% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801) has an overall enrollment yield of 14.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

93.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
6,037
Accepted Out of 6,463

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SAT Scores

29%
Submission Percentage (2022)
257
Scores Submitted (2022)

29% of enrolled first-time students at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801) in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801) had a total enrollment of 3,090 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801) is 2,823 students and the part-time enrollment is 267. This means that 91.4% of students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801), both undergraduate and graduate, is 43.6% White, 17.9% Asian, 13.6% Black or African American, 12.6% Hispanic or Latino, 3.3% Two or More Races, 0.227% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0971% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (26%), followed by White Female (17.4%) and Asian Male (11.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,090 students. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801) is 2,823 and the part-time enrollment is 267. This means that 91.4% of students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801) are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
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 Abington (214801) was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,348 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    552 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    419 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801) is 43.6% White, 17.9% Asian, 13.6% Black or African American, 12.6% Hispanic or Latino, 3.3% Two or More Races, 0.227% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0971% 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 54.3% 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, 49 students (1.59%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 38 more women than men received degrees from Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801) is white (243 degrees awarded). There were 3.52 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (69 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801) is General Business (62 degrees awarded), followed by Information Science (56 degrees) and Social Psychology (52 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are History (14 degrees awarded), Protective Services (41 degrees), and Psychology (52 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 Abington (214801) are Accountants & auditors (1,071,688 people), Other managers (915,905 people), Software developers (685,152 people), Financial managers (534,402 people), and Chief executives & legislators (452,378 people).

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801) in 2022 are History (14 degrees awarded), Protective Services (41 degrees), Psychology (52 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (62 degrees), and Business (152 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801) are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801) are History (14 degrees awarded), Protective Services (41 degrees), Psychology (52 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (62 degrees), and Business (152 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 Abington (214801) are Computer Systems Design (1,118,884 people), Elementary & secondary schools (1,019,367 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (643,109 people), Banking & related activities (583,152 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (582,835 people).

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801) are History (14 degrees awarded), Protective Services (41 degrees), Psychology (52 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (62 degrees), and Business (152 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 Abington (214801).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 62 degrees awarded
  2. 56 degrees awarded
  3. 52 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801) was General Business with 62 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

219
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
257
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 219 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801), which is 0.852 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (257).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 47 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801) in Information Science, which is 5.22 times more than the 9 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 37 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801) in Social Psychology, which is 2.47 times more than the 15 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
27%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 14% of students graduating from Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 27% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 28% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801) is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% 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, 2.9% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    243 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    69 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    68 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801) is white (243 degrees awarded). There were 3.52 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (69 degrees).

3.15% of degree recipients (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    127 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    116 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    46 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801) is white male (127 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (116 degrees).

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Operations

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801) employs 67 Assistant professors, 52 Associate professors and 20 Lecturers. Most academics at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801) are Female Assistant professor (36), Male Assistant professor (31), and Male Associate professor (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801) are: Service, with 45 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 38 employees, and Management with 32 employees.

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
67 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
45 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801) were Assistant professor with 67 employees, Associate professor with 52 employees, and Lecturer with 20 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801) were Service with 45 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 38 employees, and Management with 32 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801) was Female Assistant professor with 36 employees, Male Assistant professor with 31 employees, and Male Associate professor with 26 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (214801).

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