Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$23,900
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$14,339
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
18.3%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
3,997
93.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
24.8%
25 Graduates

About

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is a higher education institution located in Dauphin County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology were Natural Sciences (15 degrees awarded), General Computer & Information Sciences (14 degrees), and Game & Interactive Media Design (11 degrees).

In 2020, 1,040 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. 48% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 52% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (35 degrees), 1.13 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (31 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is $23,900, which is $1,370 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is $23,900, which is $1,370 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,339.

In 2020, 96% of undergraduate students attending Harrisburg University of Science and Technology received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 68% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$23,900
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology was $23,900. The cost of tuition at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is $1,370 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$14,339
2020 Value
73.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Harrisburg University of Science and Technology had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,339. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Harrisburg University of Science and Technology grew by 73.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,150
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology was of $9,150 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board decreased by 8.27% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

96%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
68%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 74.5% with respect to 2019, when 55% 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.
18.3%
2018 Default Rate
26
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology was 18.3%, which represents 26 out of the 142 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

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology has a total enrollment of 3,997 students. The full-time enrollment at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is 3,753 students and the part-time enrollment is 244. This means that 93.9% of students enrolled at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8.13% White, 6.93% Black or African American, 2.88% Hispanic or Latino, 0.976% Asian, 0.701% Two or More Races, 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0751% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (27.5%), followed by Black or African American Male (19.9%) and Black or African American Female (15.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (0.614%), followed by Black or African American Male (0.323%) and White Female (0.291%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

93.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,997 students. The full-time enrollment at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is 3,753 and the part-time enrollment is 244. This means that 93.9% of students enrolled at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
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 Harrisburg University of Science and Technology was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Harrisburg University of Science and Technology had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    325
  2. Black or African American
    277
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    115

The enrolled student population at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is 8.13% White, 6.93% Black or African American, 2.88% Hispanic or Latino, 0.976% Asian, 0.701% Two or More Races, 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0751% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 12 students (0.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 42 fewer women than men received degrees from Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is white (35 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (31 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is Natural Sciences (15 degrees awarded), followed by General Computer & Information Sciences (14 degrees) and Game & Interactive Media Design (11 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Math & Statistics (356 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (202 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (96 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 Harrisburg University of Science and Technology are Accountants & auditors (1,053,206 people), Other managers (756,248 people), Software developers (614,526 people), Financial managers (466,762 people), and Chief executives & legislators (378,459 people).

The most specialized majors at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology are Math & Statistics (356 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (202 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (96 degrees), Business (314 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (15 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology are Math & Statistics (356 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (202 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (96 degrees), Business (314 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (15 degrees).

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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 Harrisburg University of Science and Technology are Computer Systems Design (998,112 people), Elementary & secondary schools (635,490 people), Banking & related activities (544,617 people), Insurance carriers (484,059 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (470,220 people).

The most specialized majors at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology are Math & Statistics (356 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (202 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (96 degrees), Business (314 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (15 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 Harrisburg University of Science and Technology.
Most Common
  1. 15 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 14 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 11 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology was Natural Sciences with 15 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

541
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
499
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 541 degrees were awarded to men at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, which is 1.08 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (499).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 164 degrees were awarded to men at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in Computational & Applied Mathematics, which is 0.854 times less than the 192 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 192 degrees were awarded to women at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in Computational & Applied Mathematics, which is 1.17 times more than the 164 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

31%
100% Completion Time
41%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 31% of students graduating from Harrisburg University of Science and Technology completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 41% 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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Diversity

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 at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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
    35 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    31 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is white (35 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (31 degrees).

0.0962% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    19 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    16 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is white male (19 degrees awarded). There were 1.19 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (16 degrees).

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Operations

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology has an endowment valued at nearly $1.02M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $395k (38.8%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology had a total salary expenditure of $66M. Harrisburg University of Science and Technology employs 45 Assistant professors, 38 No academic ranks, and 26 Instructors. Most academics at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology are Male Assistant professors (29), Male No academic ranks(27), and Male Instructors (21).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 50 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 18 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 12 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.02M
2020 Endowment
InfinityM%
growth from 2019

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology has an endowment valued at about $1.02M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Harrisburg University of Science and Technology grew InfinityM% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $38.6M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $771k - Federal
  2. $2.38M - State
  3. $325k - Local

As of 2020, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology received $771k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.38M from state grants and contracts, and $325k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$28M
2020 Salaries
17%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology paid a median of $28M in salaries, which represents 42.4% of their overall expenditure ($66M) and a 17% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 30.9% growth from 2018 and a 36.9% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$13.7M
Instructional Salaries
143
Number of Employees

In 2020, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology paid a total of $13.7M to 143 employees working as instructors, which represents 49% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
45 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
50 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology were Assistant professor with 45 employees; No academic rank with 38 employees; and No academic rank with 26 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 50 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 18 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 12 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Male No academic rank
  3. Male Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology was Male Assistant professor with 29 employees, Male No academic rank with 27 employees, and Male Instructor with 21 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology.

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