Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$13,824
2022 Average Net Price
$16,728
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.42%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
95.3%
653 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
368
91.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
19.4%
24 Graduates

About

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre is a higher education institution located in Luzerne County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre were Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (11 degrees awarded), Other Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions (10 degrees), and General Business (8 degrees).

In 2022, 49 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre. 32.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 67.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (42 degrees), 21 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre is $13,824, which is $−14,506 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre is $13,824, which is $−14,506 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,728.

In 2022, 80% of undergraduate students attending Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 53% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$13,824
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre was $13,824. The cost of tuition at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre is $−14,506 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$16,728
2022 Value
1.21%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,728. Between 2018 and 2022, the average net price of Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre grew by 1.21%.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

80%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
53%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

80% of undergraduate students at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 6.98% with respect to 2018, when 86% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.42%
2019 Default Rate
254
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre was 1.42%, which represents 254 out of the 17838 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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Admissions

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre received 653 undergraduate applications in 2022.

There were 368 students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre in 2022. 33% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre has an overall enrollment yield of 20.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

95.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
622
Accepted Out of 653

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SAT Scores

33%
Submission Percentage (2022)
42
Scores Submitted (2022)

33% of enrolled first-time students at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre had a total enrollment of 368 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre is 337 students and the part-time enrollment is 31. This means that 91.6% of students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.8% White, 9.24% Black or African American, 8.15% Hispanic or Latino, 3.53% Two or More Races, 1.36% Asian, and 0.272% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (48.4%), followed by White Female (27%) and Black or African American Male (6.53%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 368 students. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre is 337 and the part-time enrollment is 31. This means that 91.6% of students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%
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 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre was 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    279 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    34 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    30 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre is 75.8% White, 9.24% Black or African American, 8.15% Hispanic or Latino, 3.53% Two or More Races, 1.36% Asian, and 0.272% 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, 4 students (1.09%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 17 fewer women than men received degrees from Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre is white (42 degrees awarded). There were 21 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre is Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (11 degrees awarded), followed by Other Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions (10 degrees) and General Business (8 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (11 degrees awarded), English (2 degrees), and Engineering (6 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 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre are Other managers (1,123,061 people), Software developers (1,089,844 people), Accountants & auditors (1,082,414 people), Financial managers (545,992 people), and Chief executives & legislators (531,496 people).

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre in 2022 are Protective Services (11 degrees awarded), English (2 degrees), Engineering (6 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (6 degrees), and Business (12 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 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre are Podiatrists, Surgeons, Physicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre are Protective Services (11 degrees awarded), English (2 degrees), Engineering (6 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (6 degrees), and Business (12 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 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre are Computer Systems Design (1,502,775 people), Elementary & secondary schools (837,139 people), Construction (709,137 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (701,852 people), and Banking & related activities (614,247 people).

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre are Protective Services (11 degrees awarded), English (2 degrees), Engineering (6 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (6 degrees), and Business (12 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 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 11 degrees awarded
  2. 10 degrees awarded
  3. 8 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 11 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

33
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
16
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 33 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre, which is 2.06 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (16).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 7 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 1.75 times more than the 4 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 7 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre in Other Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions, which is 2.33 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%
100% Completion Time
22%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 15% of students graduating from Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 22% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 22% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre is Female and Hispanic or Latino (100% 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. White
    42 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    2 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre is white (42 degrees awarded). There were 21 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2 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. White Male
    29 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    13 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre is white male (29 degrees awarded). There were 2.23 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (13 degrees).

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Operations

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre employs 17 Assistant professors, 5 Lecturers and 5 Associate professors. Most academics at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre are Female Assistant professor (10), Male Assistant professor (7), and Male Lecturer (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre are: Office and Administrative Support, with 11 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 10 employees, and Service with 10 employees.

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
17 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
11 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre were Assistant professor with 17 employees, Lecturer with 5 employees, and Associate professor with 5 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre were Office and Administrative Support with 11 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 10 employees, and Service with 10 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre was Female Assistant professor with 10 employees, Male Assistant professor with 7 employees, and Male Lecturer with 3 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre.

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