Chatham University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$40,625
3% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$28,322
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.678%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
66.3%
3,514 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,387
77.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
68%
132 Graduates

About

Chatham University is a higher education institution located in Allegheny County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Chatham University were Physician Assistant (65 degrees awarded), Counseling Psychology (39 degrees), and General Biomedical Sciences (31 degrees).

In 2022, 756 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Chatham University. 77.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 22.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (540 degrees), 8.44 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (64 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Chatham University is $40,625, which is $16,629 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Chatham University is $40,625, which is $16,629 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,322.

In 2022, 70% of undergraduate students attending Chatham University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$40,625
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Chatham University was $40,625. The cost of tuition at Chatham University is $16,629 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$28,322
2022 Value
4.03%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Chatham University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,322. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Chatham University grew by 4.03%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,226
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Chatham University was of $12,226 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 $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

70%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
60%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

70% of undergraduate students at Chatham University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 17.6% 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.
0.678%
2019 Default Rate
4
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Chatham University was 0.678%, which represents 4 out of the 590 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Chatham University received 3,514 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 16.9% annual growth. Out of those 3,514 applicants, 2,331 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 66.3% acceptance rate.

There were 2,387 students enrolled at Chatham University in 2022. 36% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Chatham University has an overall enrollment yield of 13.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

66.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,331
Accepted Out of 3,514

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Chatham University was 66.3% (2,331 admissions from 3,514 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 73.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 16.9%, while admissions grew by 5.67%..

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SAT Scores

36%
Submission Percentage (2022)
109
Scores Submitted (2022)

36% of enrolled first-time students at Chatham University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Chatham University had a total enrollment of 2,387 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Chatham University is 1,853 students and the part-time enrollment is 534. This means that 77.6% of students enrolled at Chatham University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Chatham University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67% White, 7.12% Black or African American, 4.82% Hispanic or Latino, 4.11% Asian, 0.209% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.168% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Chatham University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (55.4%), followed by White Male (20.1%) and Black or African American Female (3.94%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (62%), followed by White Male (13.8%) and Black or African American Female (5.14%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Chatham University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,387 students. The full-time enrollment at Chatham University is 1,853 and the part-time enrollment is 534. This means that 77.6% of students enrolled at Chatham University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
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 Chatham University was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Chatham University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,600 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    170 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    115 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Chatham University is 67% White, 7.12% Black or African American, 4.82% Hispanic or Latino, 4.11% Asian, 0.209% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.168% Two or More Races. 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 51.2% White, 17.3% 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, 320 students (13.4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 416 more women than men received degrees from Chatham University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Chatham University is white (540 degrees awarded). There were 8.44 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (64 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Chatham University is Physician Assistant (65 degrees awarded), followed by Counseling Psychology (39 degrees) and General Biomedical Sciences (31 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Chatham University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are English (30 degrees awarded), Psychology (96 degrees), and Biology (64 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 Chatham University are Physicians (479,761 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (323,265 people), Other managers (295,180 people), Postsecondary teachers (246,072 people), and Registered nurses (171,890 people).

The most specialized majors at Chatham University in 2022 are English (30 degrees awarded), Psychology (96 degrees), Biology (64 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (34 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 Chatham University are Surgeons, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, Financial examiners, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Chatham University are English (30 degrees awarded), Psychology (96 degrees), Biology (64 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (34 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 Chatham University are Elementary & secondary schools (843,961 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (766,383 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (607,392 people), Outpatient care centers (298,757 people), and Offices of physicians (271,831 people).

The most specialized majors at Chatham University are English (30 degrees awarded), Psychology (96 degrees), Biology (64 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (25 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (34 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 Chatham University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 65 degrees awarded
  2. 39 degrees awarded
  3. 31 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common masters degree concentration at Chatham University was Physician Assistant with 65 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

170
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
586
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 170 degrees were awarded to men at Chatham University, which is 0.29 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (586).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 17 degrees were awarded to men at Chatham University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.895 times less than the 19 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 90 degrees were awarded to men at Chatham University in Registered Nursing, which is 6 times more than the 15 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

55%
100% Completion Time
62%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 55% of students graduating from Chatham University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 62% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 62% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Chatham University is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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
    540 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    64 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    36 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Chatham University is white (540 degrees awarded). There were 8.44 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (64 degrees).

5.95% of degree recipients (45 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    420 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    120 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    52 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Chatham University is white female (420 degrees awarded). There were 3.5 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (120 degrees).

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Operations

Chatham University has an endowment valued at nearly $93.1M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−10.6%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Chatham University had a total salary expenditure of 71.1M. Chatham University employs 72 Assistant professors, 45 Associate professors and 18 Professors. Most academics at Chatham University are Female Assistant professor (49), Female Associate professor (30), and Male Assistant professor (23).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Chatham University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 56 employees, Service, with 53 employees, and Management with 46 employees.

Endowment

$93.1M
2022 Endowment
12.6%
decline from 2021

Chatham University has an endowment valued at about $93.1M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Chatham University declined 12.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $46.6M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$32M
2022 Salaries
23.7%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Chatham University paid a median of $32M in salaries, which represents 45% of their overall expenditure ($71.1M) and a 23.7% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.1M
Instructional Salaries
139
Number of Employees

In 2022, Chatham University paid a total of $11.1M to 139 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

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

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Chatham University were Assistant professor with 72 employees, Associate professor with 45 employees, and Professor with 18 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Chatham University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 56 employees, Service with 53 employees, and Management with 46 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Chatham University was Female Assistant professor with 49 employees, Female Associate professor with 30 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 23 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Chatham University.

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