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2018 By the Numbers

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Enrollment Summary

The university entered the fall of 2018 with the largest total enrollment in our history. We welcomed 503 first year students which increased our full time traditional population to 1,720 students. The quality of the class is good with 1140 average SAT scores and an average 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Transfer deposits achieved the goal of 80 transfers for fall 2018.

The financial aid office, in collaboration with IT’s system analyst, has set up the new Financial Aid Self-Service tool which enables students to have online access to financial aid information and processes. The financial aid office was the first student service office to go live with Self-Service. This new student portal will eventually replace the current Web Advisor student portal. The freshman packaging and review process was streamlined this year allowing for more timely and efficient processing of freshman financial aid packages.

ACCESS ENROLLMENTS


2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 5-Year % Change
Center Valley Campus 2,032 1,670 1,388 1,189 881 -56.6%
Bethlehem Area Campus 1,129 964 756 551 571 -49.4%
Lansdale Campus 121 79 105 75 13 -89.3%
ACCESS Online 2,381 2,373 2,438 2,412 2,907 22.1%
TOTAL 5,663 5,086 4,687 4,227 4,372 -22.8%

GRADUATE PROGRAMS ENROLLMENTS


2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 5-Year % Change
D.P.T.  -- 53 126 207 246 364.2%*
M.B.A. 1,705 1,706 1,636 1,586 1,596 -6.4%
M. Ed. 486 350 320 563 600 23.5%
D.N.P. 49 114 144 85 70 42.9%
M.S.N. 495 420 488 684 886 79%
M.S.I.S. 117 75 63 82 101 -13.7%
M.S.P.A.S. 216 292 392 410 440 103.7%
M.C.J. 208 203 191 162 147 -29.3%
TOTAL 3,276 3,213 3,360 3,779 4,086 24.7%

RECRUITMENT YIELD STATISTICS


Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 5-Year % Change
Total Prospects 20,703 19,469 23,793 24,525 27,268 31.7%
Application Rate 12.8% 13.8% 11.9% 12.1% 11.6% -1.2%
Total Applications 2,652 2,685 2,834 2,960 3,165 19.3%
Acceptance Rate 79.8% 78.0% 76.7% 73.6% 78.4% -1.4%
Total Acceptances 2,116 2,094 2,175 2,180 2,480 17.2%
Deposit Rate 20.5% 21.0% 23.4% 20.4% 22.0% 1.5%
Total Deposits 436 439 509 445 545 25.0%
Total Melt Rate 3.4% 0.9% 1.4% 3.1% 7.7% 4.3%
TOTAL Enrolled 421 435 503 431 503 19.5%

FINANCIAL AID BY CATEGORY


2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

PELL GRANT
Number 755 705 662 655 700
Total $$ 2,378,633 2,354,673 2,219,399 2,385,431 2,764,041
Average 3,151 3,340 3,353 3,642 3,949
SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY GRANT
Number 101 121 125 145 151
Total $$ 140,000 168,750 175,121 199,361 202,750
Average 1,386 1,395 1,401 1,375 1,343
STAFFORD/DIRECT LOANS
Number 2,047 2,068 2,064 2,114 2,136
Total $$ 16,867,519 17,548,220 18,161,324 19,047,095 19,793,967
Average 8,240 8,486 8,799 9,010 9,267
PERKINS LOAN *
Number 64 67 48 78 72
Total $$ 120,000 79 105 75 13
Average 2,381 2,373 2,438 2,412 2,907
FEDERAL WORK STUDY
Number 531 524 487 486 441
Total $$ 554,220 605,302 477,742 419,124 450,666
Average 1,044 1,155 981 862 1,022
TOTAL 20,060,372 20,803,945 21,125,753 22,193,011 23,342,924

* (PERKINS LOAN) Continued uncertainty about the continuation of the program has resulted in uneven awarding of this fund during the past five years.


2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018

STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA

PHEAA
Number 723 702 630 573 578
Total $$ 2,245,050 1,961,320 1,940,767 1,823,740 1,759,281
Average 3,105 2,794 3,080 3,183 3,043

 


2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018

DE SALES UNIVERSITY

DE SALES UNIVERSITY GRANT *
Number 951 961 844 837 747
Total $$ 7,671,770 7,705,736 6,479,293 5,876,161 5,328,434
Average 8,067 8,018 7,677 7,021 7,133
INSTITUTIONAL EMPLOYMENT
Number 299 305 370 369 340
Total $$ 316,145 346,453 368,285 291,008 306,237
Average 1,057 1,136 995 789 901
TOTAL 7,987,915 8,052,189 6,847,578 6,167,169 5,634,671

* (DeSales University Grant) This figure only includes the University Grant. Other need-based and merit-based awards are not included.


2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
ALTERNATIVE LOAN
Number 573 609 615 688 697
Total $$ 7,070,334 8,070,453 7,859,694 9,193,864 9,208,643
Average 12,339 13,252 12,780 13,363 13,212
FEDERAL PLUS LOAN
Number 242 241 266 304 295
Total $$ 3,874,284 4,207,995 4,455,274 5,319,409 5,123,461
Average 16,009 17,461 16,749 17,498 17,368
FEDERAL GRAD PLUS LOANS *
Number 15 38 73 106 107
Total $$ 173,699 445,170 1,055,507 1,506,755 1,497,280
Average 11,580 11,715 14,459 14,215 13,993

* (Federal Grad Plus Loans) Additional graduate program caused increase in Grad Plus borrowing.

Summary of Financial Operations

For the year ending June 30, 2018 (preliminary and unaudited)

Revenue

Tuition and Fees 82,817,921
Federal Grants 2,884,737
State Appropriations 2,312,177
Private Gifts and Grants* 1,142,034
Auxiliary Enterprises 15,302,556
Endowment Income 2,425,460
Independent Operations 2,655,937
Other Sources 1,133,571
Total Revenues $110,674,393

Expenditures

Instruction and Research $20,396,045
Student Services 7,122,625
General Institutional & Administrative 11,684,973
Library 815,795
Maintenance and Operation Educational Plant
including Related Debt Service
12,649,605
Student Aid including Government Aid 33,210,983
Employee Benefits 9,801,256
Auxiliary Enterprises 8,562,708
Independant Operations 2,721,912
Non-mandatory Transfers 3,720,000
Total Expenditures $110,685,902 

 

Summary of Fundraising Results

Results as of June 30, 2018

  2013-2014  2014-2015  2015-2016  2016-2017  2017-2018 
Annual Giving: Annual Scholarship Fund $538,666 $465,519 $462,624 $587,829 $586,404
Annual Giving: Dinner Dance 277,261 272,771 281,854 277,569 300,542
Annual Giving: Golf Tournament 179,958 175,176 177,597 183,450 171,954
Annual Giving: Other Annual Giving 1,145,915 866,150 1,479,979 1,708,282 1,929,319
Total Annual Giving (funds/pledges) 2,141,800 1,779,617 2,402,056 2,757,130 2,988,220
Capital Campaign (funds/pledges) 471,742 1,525,710 773,035 1,322,666 1,177,210
Total Shakespeare 1,388,192 846,717 988,148 596,133 606,977
TOTAL GIVING (funds/pledges) $4,001,735 $4,152,045 $4,163,239 $4,675,929 $4,772,407

Bulldog Athletic Highlights

Our varsity teams regained the top spot winning a conference best 66.7 percent of their conference games and 60.1 percent of their overall games.

2017-2018 Sports Highlights

Additional Highlights from 2018