West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, PA

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 14,152
Graduate Enrollment: 3,143
Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

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

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 89.36%

Male/Female: 39% / 61% (2017)

First generation college students: 28.1% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 2.5% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.4% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,165
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1070 - 1250

2022 Median Admit ACT: 26
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 23 - 29

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 61.9% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 42.6% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 30.8% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 22.3% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 73.5%
Black: 11.3%
Hispanic: 6.6%
Asian: 2.9%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.2%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
2+ races: 3.4%
Non-resident alien: 0.2%
Unknown race: 2.0%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $18,257
In-State tuition: $10,471
Out-of-State tuition: $22,295

Estimated books and supplies: $1,200 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $14,228 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $2,520 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $14,228 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $2,520 (2022)

Average Family Income: $98,716 (2017)
Median Family Income: $75,333 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 24.4%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 49.6%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $23,500 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $249 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $8,168
$30k-48k $8,733
$48k-75k $11,386
$75k-110k $15,109
$110k+ $16,433

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 53%
6-year graduation rate: 73%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 92.7% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $23,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $17,513 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $19,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $19,833 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 81.5% (2015)
@3 year 85.0% (2017)
@5 year 89.8% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 61.2% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 67.9% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $43,719 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $53,277 (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 City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning. 11
Graduate/Professional Certificate Gerontology. 7
Graduate/Professional Certificate Holocaust and Related Studies. 2
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 233 $52,434 ($4,370)
Master's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 16 $56,378 ($4,698)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 7
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 8
Master's Degree Philosophy. 3
Master's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 3
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 34
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 29 $52,290 ($4,358)
Master's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 17
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 9
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 218 $42,571 ($3,548)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 24 $58,329 ($4,861)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 10
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 136 $53,788 ($4,482)
Master's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 30 $58,530 ($4,878)
Master's Degree Public Administration. 32
Doctoral Degree Public Administration. 14
Graduate/Professional Certificate Public Administration. 10
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 68 $48,288 ($4,024)
Master's Degree Social Work. 106 $56,453 ($4,704)
Master's Degree Public Health. 62 $64,115 ($5,343)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 5
Bachelor's Degree Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services. 121 $50,794 ($4,233)
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 167 $77,351 ($6,446)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 7
First Professional Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 10
Graduate/Professional Certificate Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 1
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 229 $59,626 ($4,969)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 201 $119,953 ($9,996)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Business Administration, Management and Operations. 116
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 130 $75,107 ($6,259)
Bachelor's Degree Business/Managerial Economics. 89 $69,376 ($5,781)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 36
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 231 $71,506 ($5,959)
Master's Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 9
Graduate/Professional Certificate Human Resources Management and Services. 5
Bachelor's Degree International Business. 11
Bachelor's Degree General Sales, Merchandising and Related Marketing Operations. 248 $59,787 ($4,982)
Bachelor's Degree History. 51 $40,962 ($3,414)
Master's Degree History. 7
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 36 $57,373 ($4,781)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 18
Master's Degree Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 9
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 6
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 26
Master's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 7
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 4
Master's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Master's Degree Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services. 27
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 87 $45,288 ($3,774)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 17
Bachelor's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 166 $52,134 ($4,345)
Master's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 9
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 175 $42,803 ($3,567)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 141 $58,050 ($4,838)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 5
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 1
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 41 $58,832 ($4,903)
Master's Degree Mathematics. 6
Master's Degree Applied Mathematics. 4
Master's Degree Statistics. 31
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 11
Bachelor's Degree Geography and Cartography. 6 $58,950 ($4,913)
Master's Degree Geography and Cartography. 8
Graduate/Professional Certificate Geography and Cartography. 8
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 55 $53,655 ($4,471)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 15
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 19 $22,055 ($1,838)
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 37 $46,940 ($3,912)
Bachelor's Degree Music. 92 $44,533 ($3,711)
Master's Degree Music. 26 $59,408 ($4,951)
Bachelor's Degree Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. 57 $75,635 ($6,303)
Bachelor's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 80 $59,110 ($4,926)
Master's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 29 $50,297 ($4,191)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Health and Medical Administrative Services. 29
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 42 $49,239 ($4,103)
Master's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 19
Bachelor's Degree Health/Medical Preparatory Programs. 18
Bachelor's Degree Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration. 17 $69,846 ($5,821)
Bachelor's Degree Public Health. 83 $61,048 ($5,087)
Master's Degree City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning. 5
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 10
Graduate/Professional Certificate Publishing. 2
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 105 $93,215 ($7,768)
Master's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 11
Graduate/Professional Certificate Information Science/Studies. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 67
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 28
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Administration and Supervision. 7
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational/Instructional Media Design. 9
Master's Degree Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education. 7
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 137 $52,415 ($4,368)
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 53 $62,527 ($5,211)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Special Education and Teaching. 21
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 55 $52,459 ($4,372)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 2
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 250 $49,041 ($4,087)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 25 $58,698 ($4,892)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $91,404
Full time faculty: 70%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 20.0

School's endowment start of year: $48,570,670 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $62,661,101 (2022)