Delaware Valley University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$38,070
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$28,530
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
6.01%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
91.6%
2,091 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,303
76.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
54%
263 Graduates

About

Delaware Valley University is a higher education institution located in Bucks County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Delaware Valley University were General Business Administration & Management (68 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (39 degrees), and Other Animal Science (32 degrees).

In 2020, 475 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Delaware Valley University. 60.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (321 degrees), 3.96 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (81 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Delaware Valley University is $38,070, which is $15,540 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Delaware Valley University is $38,070, which is $15,540 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,530.

In 2020, 87% of undergraduate students attending Delaware Valley University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 76% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$38,070
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Delaware Valley University was $38,070. The cost of tuition at Delaware Valley University is $15,540 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$28,530
2020 Value
1.83%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Delaware Valley University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,530. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Delaware Valley University grew by 1.83%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,620
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Delaware Valley University was of $14,620 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 1.95% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

87%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
76%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

87% of undergraduate students at Delaware Valley University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 3.33% with respect to 2019, when 90% 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.
6.01%
2018 Default Rate
35
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Delaware Valley University was 6.01%, which represents 35 out of the 582 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

Delaware Valley University received 2,091 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 24.8% annual growth. Out of those 2,091 applicants, 1,915 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 91.6% acceptance rate.

There were 2,303 students enrolled at Delaware Valley University in 2020, and 80% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Delaware Valley University has an overall enrollment yield of 22%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

91.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,915
Accepted Out of 2,091

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Delaware Valley University was 91.6% (1,915 admissions from 2,091 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 92.7%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 24.8%, while admissions grew by 23.2%.

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SAT Scores

80%
Submission Percentage
337
Scores Submitted

80% of enrolled first-time students at Delaware Valley University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Delaware Valley University has a total enrollment of 2,303 students. The full-time enrollment at Delaware Valley University is 1,756 students and the part-time enrollment is 547. This means that 76.2% of students enrolled at Delaware Valley University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Delaware Valley University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.9% White, 7.82% Black or African American, 6.64% Hispanic or Latino, 2.08% Two or More Races, 0.999% Asian, 0.304% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0434% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Delaware Valley University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (45.1%), followed by White Male (24%) and Black or African American Male (7.04%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (47.3%), followed by White Male (19.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (1.82%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Delaware Valley University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,303 students. The full-time enrollment at Delaware Valley University is 1,756 and the part-time enrollment is 547. This means that 76.2% of students enrolled at Delaware Valley University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
2020 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 Delaware Valley University was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Delaware Valley University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,518
  2. Black or African American
    180
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    153

The enrolled student population at Delaware Valley University is 65.9% White, 7.82% Black or African American, 6.64% Hispanic or Latino, 2.08% Two or More Races, 0.999% Asian, 0.304% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0434% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% 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, 371 students (16.1%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 101 more women than men received degrees from Delaware Valley University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Delaware Valley University is white (321 degrees awarded). There were 3.96 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (81 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Delaware Valley University is General Business Administration & Management (68 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (39 degrees) and Other Animal Science (32 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Delaware Valley University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (143 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (45 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (6 degrees).

Workforce

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 Delaware Valley University are Physicians (436,003 people), Other managers (206,092 people), Postsecondary teachers (198,787 people), Other Physical Scientists (145,518 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (105,281 people).

The most specialized majors at Delaware Valley University are Agriculture (143 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (45 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (6 degrees), Biology (51 degrees), and Physical Sciences (10 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 Delaware Valley University are Surgeons, Physicians, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Delaware Valley University are Agriculture (143 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (45 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (6 degrees), Biology (51 degrees), and Physical Sciences (10 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Delaware Valley University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (499,159 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (412,226 people), Elementary & secondary schools (233,083 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (210,599 people), and Offices of physicians (204,489 people).

The most specialized majors at Delaware Valley University are Agriculture (143 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (45 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (6 degrees), Biology (51 degrees), and Physical Sciences (10 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Delaware Valley University.
Most Common
  1. 68 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 39 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 32 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Delaware Valley University was General Business Administration & Management with 68 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

187
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
288
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 187 degrees were awarded to men at Delaware Valley University, which is 0.649 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (288).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 65 degrees were awarded to men at Delaware Valley University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.63 times more than the 40 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 40 degrees were awarded to women at Delaware Valley University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.615 times less than the 65 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

46%
100% Completion Time
53%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 46% of students graduating from Delaware Valley University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 53% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 53% within 200%.

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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 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 at Delaware Valley University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.38% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    321 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    81 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Delaware Valley University is white (321 degrees awarded). There were 3.96 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (81 degrees).

17.1% of degree recipients (81 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    201 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    120 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    20 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Delaware Valley University is white female (201 degrees awarded). There were 1.68 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (120 degrees).

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Operations

Delaware Valley University has an endowment valued at nearly $32.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $997k (3.11%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Delaware Valley University had a total salary expenditure of $58.2M. Delaware Valley University employs 31 Professors, 27 Associate professors, and 27 Assistant professors. Most academics at Delaware Valley University are Male Associate professors (19), Male Professors(18), and Female Assistant professors (17).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Delaware Valley University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 57 employees, Service, with 28 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 27 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$32.1M
2020 Endowment
7.26%
decline from 2019

Delaware Valley University has an endowment valued at about $32.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Delaware Valley University declined 7.26% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.54M 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: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $852k - Federal
  2. $1.35M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Delaware Valley University received $852k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.35M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$24.5M
2020 Salaries
1.18%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Delaware Valley University paid a median of $24.5M in salaries, which represents 42.1% of their overall expenditure ($58.2M) and a 1.18% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.46% growth from 2018 and a 1.96% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.19M
Instructional Salaries
92
Number of Employees

In 2020, Delaware Valley University paid a total of $7.19M to 92 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
31 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
57 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Delaware Valley University were Professor with 31 employees; Associate professor with 27 employees; and Associate professor with 27 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Delaware Valley University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 57 employees; Service with 28 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 27 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Delaware Valley University was Male Associate professor with 19 employees, Male Professor with 18 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 17 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Delaware Valley University.

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