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Alvernia University – Tuition & Success Analysis

Reading, PA

Alvernia University – Snapshot

Four-Year Private University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,225

Average annual cost of attendance: $25,398

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $27,000

Campus Setting: Small City

Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic

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Alvernia University Tuition based on Family Income

For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $22,557

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $22,157

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $23,872

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $25,352

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $28,376

The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by Alvernia University. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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Alvernia University Graduate Success

Graduation rate: 52%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 79%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $44,500

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 70%

Alvernia University Admissions

Alvernia University Acceptance Rate: 75%

Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 440 to 550

SAT Critical Reading: 440 to 540

SAT Writing: 420 to 530

ACT English: N/A to N/A

ACT Math: N/A to N/A

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to Alvernia University actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

Alvernia University Student Debt

Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 41%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 89%

Typical student debt: $27,000

Typical monthly loan payment: $287

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Majors at Alvernia University

These are the most popular areas of study offered at Alvernia University:

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 3%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 17%
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs – 4%
  • Education – 5%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 1%
  • Health Professions and Related Programs – 41%
  • History – 1%
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services – 11%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities – 4%
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies – 2%
  • Physical Sciences – 1%
  • Psychology – 4%
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions – 5%
  • Social Sciences – 1%

For more information about the various majors at Alvernia University, visit their website.

Alvernia University Diversity

Overall Composition at Alvernia University

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Alvernia University full time:  77%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Alvernia University part time:  23%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Alvernia University:  31%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 2%

Black: 11%

Hispanic: 9%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 0%

Two or more races: 2%

Unknown: 6%

White: 70%

Alvernia University Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools

Earnings to Debt Ratio: 1.6

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 1.8

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 12.9

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.