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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks – Tuition & Success Analysis

Reading, PA

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks – Snapshot


Four-Year Public University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,785

Average annual cost of attendance: $22,907

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $26,120

Campus Setting: Large Suburb

Religious Affiliation: None

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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $17,083

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $18,457

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $21,631

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $25,940

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $27,019


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks. 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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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 59%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 81%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $50,100

(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): 73%

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks Admissions

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks Acceptance Rate: 87%


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

SAT Math: 440 to 570

SAT Critical Reading: 430 to 540

SAT Writing: 410 to 520

ACT English: 18 to 23

ACT Math: 17 to 25

ACT Writing: 7 to 8

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

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 33%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 68%

Typical student debt: $26,120

Typical monthly loan payment: $278

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Majors at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks


These are the most popular areas of study offered at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks:

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies – 1%
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 10%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 23%
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs – 3%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 9%
  • Education – 7%
  • Engineering – 12%
  • Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields – 1%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 2%
  • Health Professions and Related Programs – 1%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities – 2%
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies – 4%
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies – 14%
  • Psychology – 12%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 1%

For more information about the various majors at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks, visit their website.

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks Diversity


Overall Composition at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks full time:  91%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks part time:  9%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks:  11%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 4%

Black: 10%

Hispanic: 12%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 3%

Two or more races: 3%

Unknown: 1%

White: 67%

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 1.9

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: 2.2

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: 15.0

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.

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