Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$30,408
3.48% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$33,047
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.09%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
45.7%
593 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,775
31.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
60%
6 Graduates

About

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is a higher education institution located in Lancaster County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences were Registered Nursing (230 degrees awarded), Radiographer (21 degrees), and Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Ultrasound Technician (11 degrees).

In 2022, 525 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences. 85.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 14.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (376 degrees), 7.09 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (53 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is $30,408, which is $15,467 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is $30,408, which is $15,467 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $33,047.

In 2022, 75% of undergraduate students attending Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 54% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$30,408
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences was $30,408. The cost of tuition at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is $15,467 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$33,047
2022 Value
8.66%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $33,047. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences grew by 8.66%.

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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 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,150. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

75%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
54%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

75% of undergraduate students at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 75% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.09%
2019 Default Rate
5
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences was 1.09%, which represents 5 out of the 459 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences received 593 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 20.3% annual growth. Out of those 593 applicants, 271 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 45.7% acceptance rate.

There were 1,775 students enrolled at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences in 2022. 11% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences has an overall enrollment yield of 35.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

45.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
271
Accepted Out of 593

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences was 45.7% (271 admissions from 593 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 49.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 20.3%, while admissions grew by 12%..

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SAT Scores

11%
Submission Percentage (2022)
11
Scores Submitted (2022)

11% of enrolled first-time students at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences had a total enrollment of 1,775 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is 556 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,219. This means that 31.3% 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 63.2% White, 16.2% Hispanic or Latino, 11.4% Black or African American, 5.3% Asian, 2.2% Two or More Races, 0.225% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.113% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (58.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (13%) and Black or African American Female (7.93%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Two or More Races Female (100%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

31.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,775 students. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is 556 and the part-time enrollment is 1,219. This means that 31.3% of students enrolled at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
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 College of Health Sciences was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,122 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    288 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    203 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is 63.2% White, 16.2% Hispanic or Latino, 11.4% Black or African American, 5.3% Asian, 2.2% Two or More Races, 0.225% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.113% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 371 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 (376 degrees awarded). There were 7.09 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (53 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is Registered Nursing (230 degrees awarded), followed by Radiographer (21 degrees) and Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Ultrasound Technician (11 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (524 degrees awarded) and Biology (1 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 College of Health Sciences 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 Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences in 2022 are Health (524 degrees awarded) and Biology (1 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 College of Health Sciences are Surgeons, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, Podiatrists, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences are Health (524 degrees awarded) and Biology (1 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 Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences 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 Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences are Health (524 degrees awarded) and Biology (1 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 College of Health Sciences.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 230 degrees awarded
  2. 21 degrees awarded
  3. 11 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences was Registered Nursing with 230 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

77
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
448
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 77 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, which is 0.172 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (448).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 40 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences in Registered Nursing, which is 0.127 times less than the 315 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 315 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences in Registered Nursing, which is 7.88 times more than the 40 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

100%
100% Completion Time
100%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 100% of students graduating from Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 100% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 100% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is Female and White (80% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    376 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    53 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is white (376 degrees awarded). There were 7.09 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (53 degrees).

3.05% of degree recipients (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

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

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is white female (316 degrees awarded). There were 5.27 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (60 degrees).

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Operations

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences has an endowment valued at nearly $13.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−4.59%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences had a total salary expenditure of 37.8M. Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences employs 44 Instructors, 10 Assistant professors and 7 Associate professors. Most academics at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences are Female Instructor (40), Female Assistant professor (9), and Female Associate professor (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences are: Management, with 31 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 22 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 10 employees.

Endowment

$13.5M
2022 Endowment
4.39%
decline from 2021

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences has an endowment valued at about $13.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences declined 4.39% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.86M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$15.2M
2022 Salaries
1.57%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences paid a median of $15.2M in salaries, which represents 40.3% of their overall expenditure ($37.8M) and a 1.57% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.21M
Instructional Salaries
68
Number of Employees

In 2022, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences paid a total of $5.21M to 68 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
44 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
31 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences were Instructor with 44 employees, Assistant professor with 10 employees, and Associate professor with 7 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences were Management with 31 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 22 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 10 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences was Female Instructor with 40 employees, Female Assistant professor with 9 employees, and Female Associate professor with 6 employees.

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