Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

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2019 Default Rate
0.556%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
708
83.3% Full-Time

About

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is a higher education institution located in Lackawanna County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Professional Doctorate concentrations at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine were Medicine (114 degrees awarded).

In 2022, 224 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. 61.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (95 degrees), 1.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (50 degrees).

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0.556%
2019 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine was 0.556%, which represents 1 out of the 180 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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Enrollment

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine had a total enrollment of 708 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is 590 students and the part-time enrollment is 118. This means that 83.3% of students enrolled at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.1% White, 19.2% Asian, 12.4% Black or African American, 8.76% Hispanic or Latino, 3.53% Two or More Races, and 0.282% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (30%), followed by White Male (26.4%) and Asian Female (11.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 708 students. The full-time enrollment at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is 590 and the part-time enrollment is 118. This means that 83.3% of students enrolled at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    376 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    136 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    88 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is 53.1% White, 19.2% Asian, 12.4% Black or African American, 8.76% Hispanic or Latino, 3.53% Two or More Races, and 0.282% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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.

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Graduates

In 2022, 50 more women than men received degrees from Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is white (95 degrees awarded). There were 1.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (50 degrees).

The most common Professional Doctorate concentration at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is Medicine (114 degrees awarded).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Biology (110 degrees awarded) and Health (114 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 Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine are Registered nurses (1,462,841 people), Physicians (492,036 people), Pharmacists (191,319 people), Medical & health services managers (190,544 people), and Other managers (159,072 people).

The most specialized majors at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in 2022 are Biology (110 degrees awarded) and Health (114 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 Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine are Surgeons, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, Podiatrists, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine are Biology (110 degrees awarded) and Health (114 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,910,129 people), Offices of physicians (386,323 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (375,002 people), Elementary & secondary schools (354,861 people), and Outpatient care centers (319,886 people).

The most specialized majors at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine are Biology (110 degrees awarded) and Health (114 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common (2022)
114 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common professional doctorate concentration at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine was Medicine with 114 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

87
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
137
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 87 degrees were awarded to men at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, which is 0.635 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (137).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 61 degrees were awarded to men at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in Medicine, which is 1.15 times more than the 53 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 84 degrees were awarded to men at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in General Biomedical Sciences, which is 3.23 times more than the 26 male recipients with that same degree.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    95 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    50 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    43 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is white (95 degrees awarded). There were 1.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (50 degrees).

2.23% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    51 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    44 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is white female (51 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (44 degrees).

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Operations

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine has an endowment valued at nearly $5.78M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 7.08M (122%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine had a total salary expenditure of 40.7M.

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine are: Management, with 19 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 12 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 8 employees.

Endowment

$5.78M
2022 Endowment
23.6%
growth from 2021

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine has an endowment valued at about $5.78M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine grew 23.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $40.8M 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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Salary Expenditure

$20.6M
2022 Salaries
5.5%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine paid a median of $20.6M in salaries, which represents 50.7% of their overall expenditure ($40.7M) and a 5.5% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Occupations by Share

Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
19 Employees

In 2013, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine were Management with 19 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science with 12 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 8 employees.

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