Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,716
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$18,117
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.68%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
74%
5,461 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
8,860
84.6% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
69%
1,083 Graduates

About

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is a higher education institution located in Butler County, PA. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania were Occupational Safety & Health Technology (184 degrees awarded), General Public Health (145 degrees), and General Health & Wellness (142 degrees).

In 2020, 2,481 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. 61.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,149 degrees), 24.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (89 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is $7,716, which is $−14,814 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is $7,716, which is $−14,814 less 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 $18,117.

In 2020, 74% of undergraduate students attending Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 68% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,716
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania was $7,716. The cost of tuition at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is $−14,814 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$18,117
2020 Value
0.149%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,117. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania grew by 0.149%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,657
Room and Board
$1,624
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania was of $9,657 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,624. The cost of room and board increased by 1.17% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.14% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

74%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
68%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

74% of undergraduate students at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 17.5% with respect to 2019, when 63% 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.
4.68%
2018 Default Rate
111
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania was 4.68%, which represents 111 out of the 2372 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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predictive-analysisAdmissions

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania received 5,461 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 5.54% annual decline. Out of those 5,461 applicants, 4,040 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74% acceptance rate.

There were 8,860 students enrolled at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in 2020, and 89% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania has an overall enrollment yield of 36.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
4,040
Accepted Out of 5,461

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania was 74% (4,040 admissions from 5,461 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 70.6%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −5.54%, while admissions declined by −1.08%.

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SAT Scores

89%
Submission Percentage
1,303
Scores Submitted

89% of enrolled first-time students at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania has a total enrollment of 8,860 students. The full-time enrollment at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is 7,492 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,368. This means that 84.6% of students enrolled at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, both undergraduate and graduate, is 84.5% White, 4.36% Black or African American, 3.83% Two or More Races, 2.58% Hispanic or Latino, 1.05% Asian, 0.158% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0451% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (48.3%), followed by White Male (36.6%) and Black or African American Male (2.57%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (64.4%), followed by White Male (21.5%) and Two or More Races Female (2.22%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,860 students. The full-time enrollment at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is 7,492 and the part-time enrollment is 1,368. This means that 84.6% of students enrolled at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
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 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    7,488
  2. Black or African American
    386
  3. Two or More Races
    339

The enrolled student population at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is 84.5% White, 4.36% Black or African American, 3.83% Two or More Races, 2.58% Hispanic or Latino, 1.05% Asian, 0.158% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0451% 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 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, 188 students (2.12%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 569 more women than men received degrees from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is white (2,149 degrees awarded). There were 24.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (89 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is Occupational Safety & Health Technology (184 degrees awarded), followed by General Public Health (145 degrees) and General Health & Wellness (142 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (176 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (184 degrees), and History (49 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,775,701 people), Secondary school teachers (416,723 people), Education administrators (271,851 people), Other managers (177,440 people), and Special education teachers (160,193 people).

The most specialized majors at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (176 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (184 degrees), History (49 degrees), Education (327 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (112 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 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Physicians, Clinical and counseling psychologists, and Computer hardware engineers

The most specialized majors at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (176 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (184 degrees), History (49 degrees), Education (327 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (112 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 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are Elementary & secondary schools (2,866,091 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (321,958 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (244,402 people), Computer Systems Design (130,940 people), and Construction (110,758 people).

The most specialized majors at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (176 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (184 degrees), History (49 degrees), Education (327 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (112 degrees).

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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 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.
Most Common
  1. 184 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 145 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 142 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania was Occupational Safety & Health Technology with 184 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

956
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,525
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 956 degrees were awarded to men at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, which is 0.627 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,525).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 138 degrees were awarded to men at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in Occupational Safety & Health Technology, which is 3 times more than the 46 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 165 degrees were awarded to women at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in General Special Education & Teaching, which is 7.86 times more than the 21 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

50%
100% Completion Time
67%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 50% of students graduating from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 67% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 68% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Masters Colleges and Universities Carnegie Classification group.

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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (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, 0.277% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,149 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    89 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    81 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is white (2,149 degrees awarded). There were 24.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (89 degrees).

1.69% of degree recipients (42 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,321 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    828 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    51 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is white female (1,321 degrees awarded). There were 1.6 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (828 degrees).

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Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania has an endowment valued at nearly $36.9M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.16M (5.85%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania had a total salary expenditure of $166M. Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania employs 129 Associate professors, 114 Assistant professors, and 85 Professors. Most academics at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are Female Associate professors (65), Male Associate professors(64), and Female Assistant professors (59).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are: Business and Financial Operations, with 129 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 112 employees, and Service with 68 employees.

Endowment

$36.9M
2020 Endowment
2.41%
growth from 2019

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania has an endowment valued at about $36.9M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania grew 2.41% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.76M 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: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $894k - Federal
  2. $7.56M - State
  3. $5.23M - Local

As of 2020, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania received $894k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.56M from state grants and contracts, and $5.23M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$71.3M
2020 Salaries
3.39%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania paid a median of $71.3M in salaries, which represents 43.1% of their overall expenditure ($166M) and a 3.39% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.41% growth from 2018 and a 3.05% 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

$32.4M
Instructional Salaries
362
Number of Employees

In 2020, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania paid a total of $32.4M to 362 employees working as instructors, which represents 45.4% of all salaries paid.

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

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
129 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
129 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania were Associate professor with 129 employees; Assistant professor with 114 employees; and Assistant professor with 85 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania were Business and Financial Operations with 129 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 112 employees; and Service with 68 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania was Female Associate professor with 65 employees, Male Associate professor with 64 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 59 employees.

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

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