Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,716
2022 Average Net Price
$11,588
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
5.8%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
697
89.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
14.9%
27 Graduates

About

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is a higher education institution located in Delaware County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania were Sociology (15 degrees awarded), General Psychology (13 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (12 degrees).

In 2022, 79 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. 57% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (63 degrees), 5.73 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (11 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is $7,716, which is $−20,614 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is $7,716, which is $−20,614 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,588.

In 2022, 96% of undergraduate students attending Cheyney University of Pennsylvania received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 61% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,716
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania was $7,716. The cost of tuition at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is $−20,614 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$11,588
2022 Value
2.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Cheyney University of Pennsylvania had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,588. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania grew by 2.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,448
Room and Board
$100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania was of $10,448 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 14.8% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $100. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

96%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
61%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 3.23% with respect to 2021, when 93% 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.
5.8%
2019 Default Rate
17
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania was 5.8%, which represents 17 out of the 293 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

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania had a total enrollment of 697 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is 621 students and the part-time enrollment is 76. This means that 89.1% of students enrolled at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, both undergraduate and graduate, is 84.1% Black or African American, 5.02% Two or More Races, 4.59% Hispanic or Latino, 2.01% White, 0.861% Asian, 0.43% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.143% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (55.4%), followed by Black or African American Male (29.8%) and Two or More Races Female (4.03%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 697 students. The full-time enrollment at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is 621 and the part-time enrollment is 76. This means that 89.1% of students enrolled at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
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 Cheyney University of Pennsylvania was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Cheyney University of Pennsylvania had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    586 enrolled students
  2. Two or More Races
    35 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    32 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is 84.1% Black or African American, 5.02% Two or More Races, 4.59% Hispanic or Latino, 2.01% White, 0.861% Asian, 0.43% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.143% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% 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, 13 students (1.87%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 11 more women than men received degrees from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is black or african american (63 degrees awarded). There were 5.73 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (11 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is Sociology (15 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (13 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (12 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Social Sciences (16 degrees awarded), Psychology (13 degrees), and Biology (9 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 Cheyney University of Pennsylvania are Accountants & auditors (1,122,175 people), Other managers (1,055,239 people), Financial managers (595,953 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (534,797 people), and Chief executives & legislators (519,643 people).

The most specialized majors at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania in 2022 are Social Sciences (16 degrees awarded), Psychology (13 degrees), Biology (9 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (2 degrees), and Business (18 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 Cheyney University of Pennsylvania are Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania are Social Sciences (16 degrees awarded), Psychology (13 degrees), Biology (9 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (2 degrees), and Business (18 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 Cheyney University of Pennsylvania are Elementary & secondary schools (1,218,201 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,038,188 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (946,357 people), Computer Systems Design (747,993 people), and Banking & related activities (614,740 people).

The most specialized majors at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania are Social Sciences (16 degrees awarded), Psychology (13 degrees), Biology (9 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (2 degrees), and Business (18 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 Cheyney University of Pennsylvania.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 15 degrees awarded
  2. 13 degrees awarded
  3. 12 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania was Sociology with 15 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

34
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
45
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 34 degrees were awarded to men at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, which is 0.756 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (45).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 10 degrees were awarded to men at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania in General Business Administration & Management, which is 5 times more than the 2 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 11 degrees were awarded to men at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania in Sociology, which is 2.75 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%
100% Completion Time
27%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 21% of students graduating from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 27% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 28% 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

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Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (25%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is Female and Two or More Races (25% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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. Black or African American
    63 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    11 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is black or african american (63 degrees awarded). There were 5.73 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (11 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    35 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    28 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is black or african american female (35 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (28 degrees).

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Operations

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania has an endowment valued at nearly $1.61M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−14.7%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania had a total salary expenditure of 32.7M. Cheyney University of Pennsylvania employs 11 Professors, 9 Associate professors and 7 Assistant professors. Most academics at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania are Male Professor (6), Male Associate professor (6), and Female Professor (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania are: Business and Financial Operations, with 35 employees, Management, with 20 employees, and Service with 11 employees.

Endowment

$1.61M
2022 Endowment
5.2%
decline from 2021

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania has an endowment valued at about $1.61M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania declined 5.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $47.7M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$10.5M
2022 Salaries
0.597%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania paid a median of $10.5M in salaries, which represents 32.2% of their overall expenditure ($32.7M) and a 0.597% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.95M
Instructional Salaries
32
Number of Employees

In 2022, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania paid a total of $2.95M to 32 employees working as instructors, which represents 28% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
11 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
35 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania were Professor with 11 employees, Associate professor with 9 employees, and Assistant professor with 7 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania were Business and Financial Operations with 35 employees, Management with 20 employees, and Service with 11 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania was Male Professor with 6 employees, Male Associate professor with 6 employees, and Female Professor with 5 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania.

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