Cedar Crest College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$43,043
2.51% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$23,500
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.51%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
84.2%
946 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,324
64.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
62.4%
113 Graduates

About

Cedar Crest College is a higher education institution located in Lehigh County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Cedar Crest College were Registered Nursing (56 degrees awarded), General Psychology (28 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (17 degrees).

In 2022, 462 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Cedar Crest College. 90.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 9.74% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (275 degrees), 3.72 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (74 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Cedar Crest College is $43,043, which is $14,713 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Cedar Crest College is $43,043, which is $14,713 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,500.

In 2022, 92% of undergraduate students attending Cedar Crest College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 80% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$43,043
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Cedar Crest College was $43,043. The cost of tuition at Cedar Crest College is $14,713 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$23,500
2022 Value
0.00426%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Cedar Crest College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,500. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Cedar Crest College grew by 0.00426%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,519
Room and Board
$3,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Cedar Crest College was of $12,519 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.6% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $3,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

92%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
80%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Cedar Crest College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 4.17% with respect to 2021, when 96% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.51%
2019 Default Rate
8
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Cedar Crest College was 1.51%, which represents 8 out of the 530 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Cedar Crest College received 946 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 23.3% annual growth. Out of those 946 applicants, 797 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84.2% acceptance rate.

There were 1,324 students enrolled at Cedar Crest College in 2022. 17% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Cedar Crest College has an overall enrollment yield of 16.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
797
Accepted Out of 946

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Cedar Crest College was 84.2% (797 admissions from 946 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 68.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 23.3%, while admissions declined by −6.01%..

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SAT Scores

17%
Submission Percentage (2022)
22
Scores Submitted (2022)

17% of enrolled first-time students at Cedar Crest College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Cedar Crest College had a total enrollment of 1,324 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Cedar Crest College is 859 students and the part-time enrollment is 465. This means that 64.9% of students enrolled at Cedar Crest College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Cedar Crest College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.4% White, 14% Hispanic or Latino, 8.91% Black or African American, 3.93% Asian, 2.42% Two or More Races, and 0.0755% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Cedar Crest College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (53.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (13.5%) and Black or African American Female (8.19%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (44.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (19.6%) and White Male (8.59%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

64.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Cedar Crest College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,324 students. The full-time enrollment at Cedar Crest College is 859 and the part-time enrollment is 465. This means that 64.9% of students enrolled at Cedar Crest College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
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 Cedar Crest College was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Cedar Crest College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    720 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    186 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    118 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Cedar Crest College is 54.4% White, 14% Hispanic or Latino, 8.91% Black or African American, 3.93% Asian, 2.42% Two or More Races, and 0.0755% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% 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, 168 students (12.7%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 372 more women than men received degrees from Cedar Crest College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Cedar Crest College is white (275 degrees awarded). There were 3.72 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (74 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Cedar Crest College is Registered Nursing (56 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (28 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (17 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Cedar Crest College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (31 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (19 degrees), and Biology (32 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cedar Crest College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,697,806 people), Secondary school teachers (538,964 people), Physicians (409,087 people), Education administrators (313,839 people), and Postsecondary teachers (265,939 people).

The most specialized majors at Cedar Crest College in 2022 are Human Sciences (31 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (19 degrees), Biology (32 degrees), English (9 degrees), and Education (52 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 Cedar Crest College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Cedar Crest College are Human Sciences (31 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (19 degrees), Biology (32 degrees), English (9 degrees), and Education (52 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 Cedar Crest College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,075,061 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (620,424 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (597,915 people), Offices of physicians (227,521 people), and Outpatient care centers (191,934 people).

The most specialized majors at Cedar Crest College are Human Sciences (31 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (19 degrees), Biology (32 degrees), English (9 degrees), and Education (52 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 Cedar Crest College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 56 degrees awarded
  2. 28 degrees awarded
  3. 17 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Cedar Crest College was Registered Nursing with 56 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

45
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
417
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 45 degrees were awarded to men at Cedar Crest College, which is 0.108 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (417).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 8 degrees were awarded to men at Cedar Crest College in Nurse Anesthetist, which is 8 times more than the 1 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 52 degrees were awarded to men at Cedar Crest College in Registered Nursing, which is 13 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

55%
100% Completion Time
61%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 55% of students graduating from Cedar Crest College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 61% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 61% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Cedar Crest College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 5.31% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    275 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    74 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    33 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Cedar Crest College is white (275 degrees awarded). There were 3.72 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (74 degrees).

11.3% of degree recipients (52 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    250 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    69 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Cedar Crest College is white female (250 degrees awarded). There were 3.62 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (69 degrees).

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Operations

Cedar Crest College has an endowment valued at nearly $34.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−22.6%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Cedar Crest College had a total salary expenditure of 38.2M. Cedar Crest College employs 23 Assistant professors, 18 Professors and 18 Associate professors. Most academics at Cedar Crest College are Female Assistant professor (17), Female Instructor (12), and Female Professor (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cedar Crest College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 41 employees, Management, with 34 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 21 employees.

Endowment

$34.5M
2022 Endowment
18.1%
decline from 2021

Cedar Crest College has an endowment valued at about $34.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Cedar Crest College declined 18.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $14.8M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$15.9M
2022 Salaries
2.19%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Cedar Crest College paid a median of $15.9M in salaries, which represents 41.7% of their overall expenditure ($38.2M) and a 2.19% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.33M
Instructional Salaries
71
Number of Employees

In 2022, Cedar Crest College paid a total of $5.33M to 71 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
23 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
41 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Cedar Crest College were Assistant professor with 23 employees, Professor with 18 employees, and Associate professor with 18 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cedar Crest College were Office and Administrative Support with 41 employees, Management with 34 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 21 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Cedar Crest College was Female Assistant professor with 17 employees, Female Instructor with 12 employees, and Female Professor with 11 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Cedar Crest College.

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