Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$29,386
2.96% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$31,499
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.49%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
54.2%
430 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,011
34.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
100%
1 Graduates

About

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is a higher education institution located in Lancaster County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences were Registered Nursing (191 degrees awarded), Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (19 degrees), and Health Care Administration & Management (4 degrees).

In 2020, 612 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences. 82.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 17.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (492 degrees), 12.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (39 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is $29,386, which is $14,986 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is $29,386, which is $14,986 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $31,499.

In 2020, 71% of undergraduate students attending Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 49% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$29,386
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences was $29,386. The cost of tuition at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is $14,986 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

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Average Net Price

$31,499
2020 Value
1.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $31,499. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences grew by 1.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,000
Room and Board
$2,150
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences was of $11,000 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,150. The cost of room and board increased by 1.85% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.38% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

71%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
49%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

71% of undergraduate students at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 82.1% with respect to 2019, when 39% 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.
2.49%
2018 Default Rate
11
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences was 2.49%, which represents 11 out of the 442 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences received 430 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 99.1% annual growth. Out of those 430 applicants, 233 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 54.2% acceptance rate.

There were 2,011 students enrolled at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences has an overall enrollment yield of 49.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

54.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
233
Accepted Out of 430

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences was 54.2% (233 admissions from 430 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 78.2%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 99.1%, while admissions grew by 37.9%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences has a total enrollment of 2,011 students. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is 686 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,325. This means that 34.1% of students enrolled at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.9% White, 11.7% Hispanic or Latino, 10% Black or African American, 3.78% Asian, 2.29% Two or More Races, 0.149% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0497% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (63.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (8.98%) and White Male (8.68%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (66.7%), followed by Black or African American Female (11.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

34.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,011 students. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is 686 and the part-time enrollment is 1,325. This means that 34.1% of students enrolled at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences are enrolled full-time compared with 68.5% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
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 Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71.5%), Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,386
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    236
  3. Black or African American
    201

The enrolled student population at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is 68.9% White, 11.7% Hispanic or Latino, 10% Black or African American, 3.78% Asian, 2.29% Two or More Races, 0.149% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0497% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 44% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.4% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 398 more women than men received degrees from Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is white (492 degrees awarded). There were 12.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (39 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is Registered Nursing (191 degrees awarded), followed by Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (19 degrees) and Health Care Administration & Management (4 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (603 degrees awarded) and Biology (0 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 Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences are Registered nurses (1,354,817 people), Physicians (471,738 people), Medical & health services managers (181,398 people), Pharmacists (179,986 people), and Postsecondary teachers (155,964 people).

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences are Health (603 degrees awarded) and Biology (0 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 Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences are Surgeons, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, Athletes and sports competitors, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences are Health (603 degrees awarded) and Biology (0 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 Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,825,462 people), Offices of physicians (350,624 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (344,405 people), Elementary & secondary schools (324,280 people), and Outpatient care centers (273,060 people).

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences are Health (603 degrees awarded) and Biology (0 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 Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences.
Most Common
  1. 191 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 19 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 4 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences was Registered Nursing with 191 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

107
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
505
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 107 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, which is 0.212 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (505).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 51 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences in Registered Nursing, which is 0.143 times less than the 356 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 356 degrees were awarded to women at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences in Registered Nursing, which is 6.98 times more than the 51 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    492 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    39 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    31 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is white (492 degrees awarded). There were 12.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (39 degrees).

3.59% of degree recipients (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    410 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    82 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is white female (410 degrees awarded). There were 5 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (82 degrees).

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Operations

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences has an endowment valued at nearly $9.19M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $303k (3.3%), compared to the 1.87% average return ($195k on $10.4M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2020, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences had a total salary expenditure of $37.6M. Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences employs 41 Instructors, 14 Assistant professors, and 10 Associate professors. Most academics at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences are Female Instructors (36), Female Assistant professors(12), and Female Associate professors (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences are: Management, with 36 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 14 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 11 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$9.19M
2020 Endowment
25.1%
growth from 2019

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences has an endowment valued at about $9.19M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences grew 25.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.25M lower than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $522k - Federal
  2. $1.02M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences received $522k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.02M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$15.6M
2020 Salaries
2.2%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences paid a median of $15.6M in salaries, which represents 41.5% of their overall expenditure ($37.6M) and a 2.2% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.65% growth from 2018 and a 9.2% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.95M (42.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.57M
Instructional Salaries
71
Number of Employees

In 2020, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences paid a total of $5.57M to 71 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $855k (29%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
41 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
36 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences were Instructor with 41 employees; Assistant professor with 14 employees; and Assistant professor with 10 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences were Management with 36 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 14 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 11 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences was Female Instructor with 36 employees, Female Assistant professor with 12 employees, and Female Associate professor with 10 employees.

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