Pennsylvania State University-World Campus

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$15,054
2022 Average Net Price
$19,551
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.42%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
81.7%
857 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
13,979
26.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
31.6%
25 Graduates

About

Pennsylvania State University-World Campus is a higher education institution located in Centre County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus were General Business Administration & Management (268 degrees awarded), Other Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods (210 degrees), and Homeland Security (154 degrees).

In 2022, 5,143 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus. 47.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 52.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,596 degrees), 8.14 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (442 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus is $15,054, which is $−8,942 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus is $15,054, which is $−8,942 less 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 $19,551.

In 2022, 59% of undergraduate students attending Pennsylvania State University-World Campus received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 39% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$15,054
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus was $15,054. The cost of tuition at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus is $−8,942 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$19,551
2022 Value
9.81%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Pennsylvania State University-World Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,551. Between 2018 and 2022, the average net price of Pennsylvania State University-World Campus grew by 9.81%.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

59%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
39%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

59% of undergraduate students at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 10.6% with respect to 2018, when 66% 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.
1.42%
2019 Default Rate
254
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus 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-World Campus received 857 undergraduate applications in 2022.

There were 13,979 students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus in 2022. 13% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Pennsylvania State University-World Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 42.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

81.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
700
Accepted Out of 857

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SAT Scores

13%
Submission Percentage (2022)
39
Scores Submitted (2022)

13% of enrolled first-time students at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Pennsylvania State University-World Campus had a total enrollment of 13,979 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus is 3,763 students and the part-time enrollment is 10,216. This means that 26.9% of students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67.2% White, 10.2% Hispanic or Latino, 6.65% Black or African American, 6.09% Asian, 3.76% Two or More Races, 0.2% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.179% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.3%), followed by White Male (26.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (37.6%), followed by White Female (31.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

26.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 13,979 students. The full-time enrollment at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus is 3,763 and the part-time enrollment is 10,216. This means that 26.9% of students enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
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-World Campus was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Pennsylvania State University-World Campus had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    9,391 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,428 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    929 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus is 67.2% White, 10.2% Hispanic or Latino, 6.65% Black or African American, 6.09% Asian, 3.76% Two or More Races, 0.2% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.179% 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 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, 298 students (2.13%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 243 fewer women than men received degrees from Pennsylvania State University-World Campus. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus is white (3,596 degrees awarded). There were 8.14 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (442 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus is General Business Administration & Management (268 degrees awarded), followed by Other Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods (210 degrees) and Homeland Security (154 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Math & Statistics (152 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (462 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (578 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-World Campus are Accountants & auditors (1,112,821 people), Other managers (1,016,945 people), Software developers (756,084 people), Financial managers (595,644 people), and Chief executives & legislators (509,360 people).

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus in 2022 are Math & Statistics (152 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (462 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (578 degrees), Business (1,769 degrees), and Protective Services (280 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-World Campus are Surgeons, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus are Math & Statistics (152 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (462 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (578 degrees), Business (1,769 degrees), and Protective Services (280 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-World Campus are Computer Systems Design (1,248,378 people), Elementary & secondary schools (882,125 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (683,168 people), Banking & related activities (658,522 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (646,331 people).

The most specialized majors at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus are Math & Statistics (152 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (462 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (578 degrees), Business (1,769 degrees), and Protective Services (280 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-World Campus.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 268 degrees awarded
  2. 210 degrees awarded
  3. 154 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common masters degree concentration at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus was General Business Administration & Management with 268 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,693
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,450
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 2,693 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus, which is 1.1 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,450).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 228 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.81 times more than the 126 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 155 degrees were awarded to men at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus in Labor & Industrial Relations, which is 2.82 times more than the 55 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%
100% Completion Time
30%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 17% of students graduating from Pennsylvania State University-World Campus completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 30% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 32% 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.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus is Male and Black or African American (50% 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, 8% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,596 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    442 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    321 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus is white (3,596 degrees awarded). There were 8.14 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (442 degrees).

1.91% of degree recipients (98 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    1,913 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    1,683 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    238 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus is white male (1,913 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (1683 degrees).

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Operations

Pennsylvania State University-World Campus employs 2 Instructors. Most academics at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus are Male Instructor (1), and Female Instructor (1).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 111 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 97 employees, and Management with 68 employees.

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
2 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
111 Employees

In 2018, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus was Instructor with 2 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 111 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 97 employees, and Management with 68 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2018)
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor

In 2018, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus was Male Instructor with 1 employees, and Female Instructor with 1 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus.

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