[year] Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$25,004

Net Price

82%

Admitted

12%

Enrolled

61%

Graduation Rate

12/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Point Park University

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 3,505. In 2021, there were 44 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #76 in Pennsylvania and ranks #978 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master, Doctor

Psychology Graduates

44

Total Enrollment

3,505

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Ranking for Point Park University

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#76

Pennsylvania Rank

Combining ranking factors for 93 schools that offer psychology degrees in Pennsylvania, Point Park University ranks #76.

#978

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Point Park University ranks #978.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Point Park University offers General Psychology at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Community Psychology and Counseling and Applied Psychology. At the doctorate level Community Psychology and Counseling and Applied Psychology are offered.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMAPhD
Community Psychology71
Counseling and Applied Psychology71
General Psychology28
Total Graduates28142
US Department of Education

Psychology Program Accreditation(s)

  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSYD) – PsyD Doctoral programs

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 6,076 students applied to the Point Park University. The university admitted 82% and 12% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Pennsylvania universities is 6,852. On average, all Pennsylvania institutions admit 77% and 23% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Point Park University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 73%. Compared to all Pennsylvania four or more years colleges, the percentage is 75%.

The overall graduation rate for Point Park University is 61%, compared to 66% for all Pennsylvania universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 41%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare PPU to Pennsylvania Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Point Park University to the average of all Pennsylvania four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

PPU

6,076

Applicants

82%

Percent Admitted

12%

Percent Enrolled

73%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

61%

Graduation Rate

PA Colleges

6,852

Applicants

77%

Percent Admitted

23%

Percent Enrolled

75%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

66%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 131 or 30% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 302 or 70% part-time faculty members employed at Point Park University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 131 or 30%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

PPU

12 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

30%

Percent Full-Time

70%

Percent Part-Time

30%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

PA Colleges

13 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

52%

Percent Full-Time

48%

Percent Part-Time

51%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Point Park University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $33,870, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,200.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $15,858 and the average cost for graduate fees is $1,980.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Point Park University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Point Park University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$12,000
On-Campus Living Expenses$2,300
Total Living Expenses$14,300
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$33,870
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,200
Total Undergraduate Expenses$49,370
In-State, Graduate Tuition$15,858
In-State, Graduate Fees$1,980
Total Graduate Expenses$17,838
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Point Park University is $25,004. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Compare Point Park University to all Pennsylvania universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

PPU

$49,370

Cost to Attend

$20,140

Average Financial Aid

100%

Percent Receiving Aid

$25,004

Net Price

PA Colleges

$45,060

Cost to Attend

$18,452

Average Financial Aid

92%

Percent Receiving Aid

$21,691

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 517 or 100%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 2,597 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $20,140.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid2,597$20,140
Pell Grants1,070$4,516
Federal Student Loans2,073$7,012
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Point Park University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

PPU

2,597

Grant or Scholarship Aid

45%

Grants or Scholarships

1,070

Number of Pell Grants

19%

Pell Grants

2,073

Federal Student Loans

36%

Federal Student Loans

PA Colleges

3,134

Grant or Scholarship Aid

49%

Grants or Scholarships

1,217

Number of Pell Grants

19%

Pell Grants

2,090

Federal Student Loans

32%

Federal Student Loans

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