Seton Hill University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$39,674
3% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$24,576
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.47%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
78.3%
2,668 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,988
89% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
71.6%
260 Graduates

About

Seton Hill University is a higher education institution located in Westmoreland County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Seton Hill University were General Business Administration & Management (70 degrees awarded), Physician Assistant (36 degrees), and Creative Writing (17 degrees).

In 2022, 614 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Seton Hill University. 71% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 29% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (511 degrees), 17 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (30 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Seton Hill University is $39,674, which is $15,678 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Seton Hill University is $39,674, which is $15,678 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 $24,576.

In 2022, 98% of undergraduate students attending Seton Hill University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 70% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$39,674
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Seton Hill University was $39,674. The cost of tuition at Seton Hill University is $15,678 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$24,576
2022 Value
9.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Seton Hill University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,576. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Seton Hill University grew by 9.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,578
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Seton Hill University was of $11,578 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.79% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
70%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Seton Hill University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.01% with respect to 2021, when 99% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.47%
2019 Default Rate
8
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Seton Hill University was 1.47%, which represents 8 out of the 543 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Seton Hill University received 2,668 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 0.596% annual growth. Out of those 2,668 applicants, 2,090 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.3% acceptance rate.

There were 1,988 students enrolled at Seton Hill University in 2022. 48% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Seton Hill University has an overall enrollment yield of 18.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,090
Accepted Out of 2,668

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Seton Hill University was 78.3% (2,090 admissions from 2,668 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 73.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 0.596%, while admissions grew by 5.5%..

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SAT Scores

48%
Submission Percentage (2022)
185
Scores Submitted (2022)

48% of enrolled first-time students at Seton Hill University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Seton Hill University had a total enrollment of 1,988 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Seton Hill University is 1,770 students and the part-time enrollment is 218. This means that 89% of students enrolled at Seton Hill University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Seton Hill University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 80.6% White, 6.69% Black or African American, 3.82% Hispanic or Latino, 2.41% Two or More Races, 2.26% Asian, and 0.101% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Seton Hill University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (55.8%), followed by White Male (24.3%) and Black or African American Male (5.51%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (57.3%), followed by White Male (26.7%) and Asian Female (2.14%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Seton Hill University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,988 students. The full-time enrollment at Seton Hill University is 1,770 and the part-time enrollment is 218. This means that 89% of students enrolled at Seton Hill 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 Seton Hill University was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Seton Hill 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
    1,603 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    133 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    76 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Seton Hill University is 80.6% White, 6.69% Black or African American, 3.82% Hispanic or Latino, 2.41% Two or More Races, 2.26% Asian, and 0.101% 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, 37 students (1.86%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 258 more women than men received degrees from Seton Hill University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Seton Hill University is white (511 degrees awarded). There were 17 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (30 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Seton Hill University is General Business Administration & Management (70 degrees awarded), followed by Physician Assistant (36 degrees) and Creative Writing (17 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Seton Hill University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are English (23 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (21 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Seton Hill University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,728,950 people), Secondary school teachers (592,532 people), Education administrators (312,062 people), Postsecondary teachers (263,767 people), and Other managers (252,263 people).

The most specialized majors at Seton Hill University in 2022 are English (23 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (21 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (42 degrees), and Education (73 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 Seton Hill University are Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Nurse anesthetists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Seton Hill University are English (23 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (21 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (42 degrees), and Education (73 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 Seton Hill University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,127,418 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (534,045 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (244,125 people), Computer Systems Design (239,388 people), and Construction (132,583 people).

The most specialized majors at Seton Hill University are English (23 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (21 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (42 degrees), and Education (73 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 Seton Hill University.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 55 degrees awarded
  2. 30 degrees awarded
  3. 24 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Seton Hill University was Pre-Physician Assistant with 55 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

178
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
436
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 178 degrees were awarded to men at Seton Hill University, which is 0.408 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (436).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 41 degrees were awarded to men at Seton Hill University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.745 times less than the 55 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 55 degrees were awarded to men at Seton Hill University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.34 times more than the 41 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

55%
100% Completion Time
66%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 55% of students graduating from Seton Hill University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 66% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 69% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Seton Hill University is Female and Asian (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, 1.15% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    511 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    30 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Seton Hill University is white (511 degrees awarded). There were 17 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (30 degrees).

1.47% of degree recipients (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    379 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    132 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    18 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Seton Hill University is white female (379 degrees awarded). There were 2.87 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (132 degrees).

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Operations

Seton Hill University has an endowment valued at nearly $50.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−14.6%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Seton Hill University had a total salary expenditure of 59.3M. Seton Hill University employs 47 Associate professors, 41 Assistant professors and 12 Professors. Most academics at Seton Hill University are Female Assistant professor (32), Female Associate professor (27), and Male Associate professor (20).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Seton Hill University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 56 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 31 employees, and Management with 26 employees.

Endowment

$50.6M
2022 Endowment
8.92%
decline from 2021

Seton Hill University has an endowment valued at about $50.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Seton Hill University declined 8.92% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$23.6M
2022 Salaries
10.7%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Seton Hill University paid a median of $23.6M in salaries, which represents 39.8% of their overall expenditure ($59.3M) and a 10.7% 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

$8.74M
Instructional Salaries
107
Number of Employees

In 2022, Seton Hill University paid a total of $8.74M to 107 employees working as instructors, which represents 37% 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

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
47 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
56 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Seton Hill University were Associate professor with 47 employees, Assistant professor with 41 employees, and Professor with 12 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Seton Hill University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 56 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 31 employees, and Management with 26 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 Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Seton Hill University was Female Assistant professor with 32 employees, Female Associate professor with 27 employees, and Male Associate professor with 20 employees.

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