Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$15,388
2022 Average Net Price
$22,096
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.42%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
95.5%
9,925 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
4,572
87.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
24.8%
251 Graduates

About

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713) is a higher education institution located in Dauphin County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713) were Mechanical Engineering (106 degrees awarded), General Civil Engineering (58 degrees), and Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing (51 degrees).

In 2022, 1,051 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713). 45% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 55% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (660 degrees), 6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (110 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713) is $15,388, which is $−8,608 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713) is $15,388, which is $−8,608 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,096.

In 2022, 70% of undergraduate students attending Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 45% 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 Harrisburg (214713) was $15,388. The cost of tuition at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713) is $−8,608 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$22,096
2022 Value
0.941%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,096. Between 2018 and 2022, the average net price of Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713) grew by 0.941%.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

70%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
45%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

70% of undergraduate students at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 4.11% with respect to 2018, when 73% 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 Harrisburg (214713) 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 Harrisburg (214713) received 9,925 undergraduate applications in 2022.

There were 4,572 students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713) in 2022. 28% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713) has an overall enrollment yield of 12.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

95.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
9,483
Accepted Out of 9,925

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SAT Scores

28%
Submission Percentage (2022)
331
Scores Submitted (2022)

28% of enrolled first-time students at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713) in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713) had a total enrollment of 4,572 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713) is 3,994 students and the part-time enrollment is 578. This means that 87.4% of students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713), both undergraduate and graduate, is 48.5% White, 12.2% Asian, 9.23% Black or African American, 8.42% Hispanic or Latino, 3.57% Two or More Races, 0.109% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0219% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (29.1%), followed by White Female (17.4%) and Asian Male (7.71%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (22.8%), followed by White Male (10.7%) and Black or African American Female (5.83%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,572 students. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713) is 3,994 and the part-time enrollment is 578. This means that 87.4% of students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713) are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
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 Harrisburg (214713) was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,217 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    557 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    422 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713) is 48.5% White, 12.2% Asian, 9.23% Black or African American, 8.42% Hispanic or Latino, 3.57% Two or More Races, 0.109% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0219% 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 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 78 students (1.71%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 105 fewer women than men received degrees from Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713) is white (660 degrees awarded). There were 6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (110 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713) is Mechanical Engineering (106 degrees awarded), followed by General Civil Engineering (58 degrees) and Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing (51 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (248 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (108 degrees), and Education (106 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713) are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,678,149 people), Software developers (978,469 people), Other managers (554,811 people), Secondary school teachers (500,531 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (377,592 people).

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713) in 2022 are Engineering (248 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (108 degrees), Education (106 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees), and Psychology (57 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 Harrisburg (214713) are Podiatrists, Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713) are Engineering (248 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (108 degrees), Education (106 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees), and Psychology (57 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 Harrisburg (214713) are Elementary & secondary schools (3,112,749 people), Computer Systems Design (1,068,130 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (603,950 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (484,912 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (434,909 people).

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713) are Engineering (248 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (108 degrees), Education (106 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees), and Psychology (57 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 Harrisburg (214713).

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713) was Mechanical Engineering with 106 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

578
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
473
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 578 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713), which is 1.22 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (473).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 98 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713) in Mechanical Engineering, which is 10.9 times more than the 9 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 42 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713) in Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing, which is 4.67 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%
100% Completion Time
29%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 18% of students graduating from Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 29% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 30% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (41.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713) is Female and White (41.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 0.797% 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
    660 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    110 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    84 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713) is white (660 degrees awarded). There were 6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (110 degrees).

2.09% of degree recipients (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    383 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    277 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    59 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713) is white male (383 degrees awarded). There were 1.38 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (277 degrees).

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Operations

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713) employs 106 Assistant professors, 98 Associate professors and 28 Professors. Most academics at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713) are Male Assistant professor (65), Male Associate professor (62), and Female Assistant professor (41).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713) are: Service, with 82 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 62 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 45 employees.

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
106 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
82 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713) were Assistant professor with 106 employees, Associate professor with 98 employees, and Professor with 28 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713) were Service with 82 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 62 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 45 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713) was Male Assistant professor with 65 employees, Male Associate professor with 62 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 41 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (214713).

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