Messiah University

Mechanicsburg, PA

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,350
Graduate Enrollment: 781
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: Interdenominational

Campus Details

Suburb: Large (outside principal city, in urbanized area with population of 250,000 or more)
Four-year, small, highly residential // full-time, selective, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 77.38%

Male/Female: 37% / 63% (2017)

First generation college students: 18.2% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 1.0% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans:

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,230
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1100 - 1340

2022 Median Admit ACT: 27
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 23 - 31

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 61.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 41.8% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 28.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 18.3% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 78.5%
Black: 3.8%
Hispanic: 7.0%
Asian: 3.1%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
2+ races: 4.0%
Non-resident alien: 3.2%
Unknown race: 0.4%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $50,939
In-State tuition: $38,370
Out-of-State tuition: $38,370

Estimated books and supplies: $1,260 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $11,220 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $2,370 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $11,220 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $2,370 (2022)

Average Family Income: $100,699 (2017)
Median Family Income: $85,483 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 19.8%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 61.0%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $25,621 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $272 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $13,658
$30k-48k $14,760
$48k-75k $16,573
$75k-110k $22,327
$110k+ $29,654

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 73%
6-year graduation rate: 77%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 97.6% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $25,621 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $8,724 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $22,585 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $24,188 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 86.9% (2015)
@3 year 88.5% (2017)
@5 year 92.9% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 74.6% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 77.8% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $41,140 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $47,801 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 4
Bachelor's Degree Dance. 2
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 15
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 6
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 8
Bachelor's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 11
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 11 $28,561 ($2,380) $35,747 ($2,979)
Bachelor's Degree Music. 14 $25,965 $268
Master's Degree Music. 27 $244 $64,001 ($5,333)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Music. 2
Bachelor's Degree Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. 25 $23,250 $244 $20,622 ($1,719) $35,739 ($2,978)
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 14 $27,000 $286 $30,116 ($2,510)
Master's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 31 $770
Bachelor's Degree Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services. 8
Graduate/Professional Certificate Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services. 12
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 39 $27,000 $286 $65,353 ($5,446) $68,786 ($5,732)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 5
Master's Degree Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. 63 $559 $45,910 ($3,826) $51,791 ($4,316)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. 18 $53,466 ($4,456)
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 38 $25,978 $245 $45,433 ($3,786) $61,737 ($5,145)
Bachelor's Degree Engineering, General. 50 $25,798 $262 $59,907 ($4,992) $67,268 ($5,606)
Bachelor's Degree East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 1
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 4
Bachelor's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 24 $27,000 $286 $31,388 ($2,616) $35,400 ($2,950)
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 15 $26,000 $268 $43,335 ($3,611)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 21 $27,000 $286 $31,915 ($2,660)
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 9
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 5
Bachelor's Degree Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution. 7
Bachelor's Degree Biopsychology. 11
Bachelor's Degree Sustainability Studies. 8
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 1
Bachelor's Degree Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies. 4
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 6
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 5
Bachelor's Degree Bible/Biblical Studies. 2
Bachelor's Degree Religious Education. 15 $26,000 $276 $34,342 ($2,862) $31,662 ($2,639)
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 5
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 29 $27,000 $270 $29,211 ($2,434) $35,935 ($2,995)
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 8
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 13 $27,000 $286
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 6
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 23
Graduate/Professional Certificate Business Administration, Management and Operations. 1
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 18 $23,625 $245 $58,440 ($4,870) $71,979 ($5,998)
Bachelor's Degree International Business. 10
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 15 $39,222 ($3,269) $57,306 ($4,776)
Bachelor's Degree Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other. 1
Bachelor's Degree History. 7
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 9 $45,306 ($3,776)
Bachelor's Degree Journalism. 2
Bachelor's Degree Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 10 $24,011 ($2,001)
Bachelor's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 10
Bachelor's Degree Communications Technology/Technician. 2
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 19 $51,278 ($4,273)
Master's Degree Education, General. 20 $52,481 ($4,373)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Education, General. 18 $42,881 ($3,573)
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 9 $33,969 ($2,831)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 44 $27,000 $286 $45,634 ($3,803) $47,815 ($3,985)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 1
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 40 $27,000 $286 $46,815 ($3,901) $45,300 ($3,775)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 1


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $77,850
Full time faculty: 48%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 12.0

School's endowment start of year: $129,929,547 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $140,197,914 (2022)