University of Valley Forge

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$22,400
2.94% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$25,825
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
4.72%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
82.4%
370 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
583
77% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
42.1%
64 Graduates

About

University of Valley Forge is a higher education institution located in Chester County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at University of Valley Forge were Organizational Leadership (11 degrees awarded), Curriculum & Instruction (4 degrees), and Music Technology (3 degrees).

In 2022, 99 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Valley Forge. 61.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (72 degrees), 9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (8 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Valley Forge is $22,400, which is $−5,930 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Valley Forge is $22,400, which is $−5,930 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,825.

In 2022, 86% of undergraduate students attending University of Valley Forge received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 70% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$22,400
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Valley Forge was $22,400. The cost of tuition at University of Valley Forge is $−5,930 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$25,825
2022 Value
7.86%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Valley Forge had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,825. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Valley Forge grew by 7.86%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,986
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Valley Forge was of $8,986 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.21% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

86%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
70%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

86% of undergraduate students at University of Valley Forge received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.18% with respect to 2021, when 85% 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.
4.72%
2019 Default Rate
12
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Valley Forge was 4.72%, which represents 12 out of the 254 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Valley Forge received 370 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 11.1% annual growth. Out of those 370 applicants, 305 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.4% acceptance rate.

There were 583 students enrolled at University of Valley Forge in 2022.

University of Valley Forge has an overall enrollment yield of 41%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
305
Accepted Out of 370

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Valley Forge was 82.4% (305 admissions from 370 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 82%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 11.1%, while admissions declined by −10.6%..

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Enrollment

University of Valley Forge had a total enrollment of 583 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Valley Forge is 449 students and the part-time enrollment is 134. This means that 77% of students enrolled at University of Valley Forge are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Valley Forge, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.6% White, 24.2% Hispanic or Latino, 15.1% Black or African American, 3.43% Two or More Races, 2.74% Asian, and 0.858% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of Valley Forge in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (26.1%), followed by White Male (20.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (75%), followed by White Male (25%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Valley Forge in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 583 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Valley Forge is 449 and the part-time enrollment is 134. This means that 77% of students enrolled at University of Valley Forge are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
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 University of Valley Forge was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), University of Valley Forge had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    289 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    141 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    88 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Valley Forge is 49.6% White, 24.2% Hispanic or Latino, 15.1% Black or African American, 3.43% Two or More Races, 2.74% Asian, and 0.858% 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 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, 3 students (0.515%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 23 more women than men received degrees from University of Valley Forge. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Valley Forge is white (72 degrees awarded). There were 9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (8 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at University of Valley Forge is Organizational Leadership (11 degrees awarded), followed by Curriculum & Instruction (4 degrees) and Music Technology (3 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Valley Forge, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (33 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (9 degrees), and Education (14 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Valley Forge are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,654,182 people), Secondary school teachers (466,374 people), Education administrators (305,923 people), Social workers, all other (287,404 people), and Other managers (227,301 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Valley Forge in 2022 are Theology (33 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (9 degrees), Education (14 degrees), Psychology (6 degrees), and Protective Services (3 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 University of Valley Forge are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at University of Valley Forge are Theology (33 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (9 degrees), Education (14 degrees), Psychology (6 degrees), and Protective Services (3 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 University of Valley Forge are Elementary & secondary schools (3,060,014 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (433,348 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (400,674 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (336,488 people), and Individual & family services (283,913 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Valley Forge are Theology (33 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (9 degrees), Education (14 degrees), Psychology (6 degrees), and Protective Services (3 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 University of Valley Forge.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 10 degrees awarded
  2. 9 degrees awarded
  3. 9 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Valley Forge was Divinity & Ministry with 10 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

38
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
61
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 38 degrees were awarded to men at University of Valley Forge, which is 0.623 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (61).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 6 degrees were awarded to men at University of Valley Forge in Missionary Studies & Missiology, which is 2 times more than the 3 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 11 degrees were awarded to men at University of Valley Forge in Divinity & Ministry, which is 3.67 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

38%
100% Completion Time
45%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 38% of students graduating from University of Valley Forge completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 45% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 45% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Valley Forge is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 3.13% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

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

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Valley Forge is white (72 degrees awarded). There were 9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (8 degrees).

2.02% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    40 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    32 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Valley Forge is white female (40 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (32 degrees).

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Operations

University of Valley Forge has an endowment valued at nearly $2.91M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 105k (3.63%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, University of Valley Forge had a total salary expenditure of 14.6M. University of Valley Forge employs 10 Professors, 6 Assistant professors and 5 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Valley Forge are Female Assistant professor (6), Male Professor (5), and Female Professor (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Valley Forge are: Management, with 20 employees, Service, with 11 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 5 employees.

Endowment

$2.91M
2022 Endowment
3.26%
growth from 2021

University of Valley Forge has an endowment valued at about $2.91M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Valley Forge grew 3.26% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $46.4M 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: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$5.43M
2022 Salaries
7.56%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of Valley Forge paid a median of $5.43M in salaries, which represents 37% of their overall expenditure ($14.6M) and a 7.56% growth from the previous year.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$1.29M
Instructional Salaries
21
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Valley Forge paid a total of $1.29M to 21 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.7% 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
10 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
20 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Valley Forge were Professor with 10 employees, Assistant professor with 6 employees, and Associate professor with 5 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Valley Forge were Management with 20 employees, Service with 11 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 5 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

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

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