University of Scranton

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$49,912
3.85% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$35,526
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.67%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
84.4%
9,530 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
4,731
83.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
79.8%
800 Graduates

About

University of Scranton is a higher education institution located in Lackawanna County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at University of Scranton were Accounting (84 degrees awarded), Health Care Administration & Management (76 degrees), and Occupational Therapy (56 degrees).

In 2022, 1,517 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Scranton. 61.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,144 degrees), 8.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (133 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Scranton is $49,912, which is $25,916 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Scranton is $49,912, which is $25,916 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 $35,526.

In 2022, 93% of undergraduate students attending University of Scranton received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 65% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$49,912
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Scranton was $49,912. The cost of tuition at University of Scranton is $25,916 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$35,526
2022 Value
1.08%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Scranton had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $35,526. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Scranton grew by 1.08%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,145
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Scranton was of $13,145 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.72% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

93%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
65%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

93% of undergraduate students at University of Scranton received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.09% with respect to 2021, when 92% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.67%
2019 Default Rate
20
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Scranton was 1.67%, which represents 20 out of the 1196 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Scranton received 9,530 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 4.6% annual growth. Out of those 9,530 applicants, 8,039 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84.4% acceptance rate.

There were 4,731 students enrolled at University of Scranton in 2022. 35% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Scranton has an overall enrollment yield of 13.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
8,039
Accepted Out of 9,530

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Scranton was 84.4% (8,039 admissions from 9,530 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 80.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 4.6%, while admissions grew by 9.9%..

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SAT Scores

35%
Submission Percentage (2022)
374
Scores Submitted (2022)

35% of enrolled first-time students at University of Scranton in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Scranton had a total enrollment of 4,731 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Scranton is 3,949 students and the part-time enrollment is 782. This means that 83.5% of students enrolled at University of Scranton are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Scranton, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.7% White, 10.8% Hispanic or Latino, 4.31% Asian, 3.85% Black or African American, 2.45% Two or More Races, 0.148% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.106% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of Scranton in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.7%), followed by White Male (31.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.14%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (44.2%), followed by White Male (23.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.57%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Scranton in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,731 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Scranton is 3,949 and the part-time enrollment is 782. This means that 83.5% of students enrolled at University of Scranton are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%
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 Scranton was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), University of Scranton had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,390 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    512 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    204 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Scranton is 71.7% White, 10.8% Hispanic or Latino, 4.31% Asian, 3.85% Black or African American, 2.45% Two or More Races, 0.148% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.106% 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 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, 141 students (2.98%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 357 more women than men received degrees from University of Scranton. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Scranton is white (1,144 degrees awarded). There were 8.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (133 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at University of Scranton is Accounting (84 degrees awarded), followed by Health Care Administration & Management (76 degrees) and Occupational Therapy (56 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Scranton, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (32 degrees awarded), Biology (142 degrees), and History (24 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 University of Scranton are Accountants & auditors (1,045,771 people), Other managers (822,873 people), Financial managers (507,771 people), Physicians (429,694 people), and Chief executives & legislators (417,752 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Scranton in 2022 are Philosophy and Religious Studies (32 degrees awarded), Biology (142 degrees), History (24 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (51 degrees), and Business (494 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 University of Scranton are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at University of Scranton are Philosophy and Religious Studies (32 degrees awarded), Biology (142 degrees), History (24 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (51 degrees), and Business (494 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 Scranton are Elementary & secondary schools (812,315 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (810,486 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (694,640 people), Computer Systems Design (584,144 people), and Banking & related activities (502,277 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Scranton are Philosophy and Religious Studies (32 degrees awarded), Biology (142 degrees), History (24 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (51 degrees), and Business (494 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 Scranton.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 74 degrees awarded
  2. 66 degrees awarded
  3. 63 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Scranton was Registered Nursing with 74 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

580
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
937
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 580 degrees were awarded to men at University of Scranton, which is 0.619 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (937).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 90 degrees were awarded to men at University of Scranton in Accounting, which is 1.58 times more than the 57 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 70 degrees were awarded to men at University of Scranton in Registered Nursing, which is 17.5 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

74%
100% Completion Time
82%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 74% of students graduating from University of Scranton completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 82% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 82% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Scranton 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 (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, 2.13% of graduates (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,144 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    133 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    59 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Scranton is white (1,144 degrees awarded). There were 8.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (133 degrees).

3.36% of degree recipients (51 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    694 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    450 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    87 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Scranton is white female (694 degrees awarded). There were 1.54 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (450 degrees).

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Operations

University of Scranton has an endowment valued at nearly $275M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−4.39%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, University of Scranton had a total salary expenditure of 163M. University of Scranton employs 91 Professors, 69 Associate professors and 65 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Scranton are Male Professor (64), Male Associate professor (42), and Female Assistant professor (33).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Scranton are: Office and Administrative Support, with 108 employees, Service, with 88 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 70 employees.

Endowment

$275M
2022 Endowment
2.4%
decline from 2021

University of Scranton has an endowment valued at about $275M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Scranton declined 2.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $229M higher 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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Salary Expenditure

$69.5M
2022 Salaries
0.0392%
decline from 2021

In 2022, University of Scranton paid a median of $69.5M in salaries, which represents 42.6% of their overall expenditure ($163M) and a 0.0392% decline 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

$26.6M
Instructional Salaries
273
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Scranton paid a total of $26.6M to 273 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.2% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
91 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
108 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Scranton were Professor with 91 employees, Associate professor with 69 employees, and Assistant professor with 65 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Scranton were Office and Administrative Support with 108 employees, Service with 88 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 70 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Scranton was Male Professor with 64 employees, Male Associate professor with 42 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 33 employees.

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

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