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IPEDS ID: 214175
OPE ID: 00330400
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Muhlenberg College
2400 Chew Street, Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104
General information:  (484) 664-3100
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Two but less than 4 years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  2,440 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  11 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Religious Affiliation
Evangelical Lutheran Church
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty223132
Research and public service458
Total graduate assistants-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees$39,915$41,510$42,755$44,1453.3%
Books and supplies$1,400$1,295$1,295$1,3000.4%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,040$9,835$10,080$10,3352.5%
Off Campus
Room and board-$9,835$10,080$10,3352.5%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$51,595$53,880$55,370$57,0303.0%
Off Campus$41,315$53,880$55,370$57,0303.0%
Off Campus with Family$41,315$45,687$46,932$45,845-2.3%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid154694%————
Grant or scholarship aid51489%$10,105,848$19,661
Federal grants559%$399,763$7,268
Pell grants559%$216,125$3,930
Other federal grants468%$183,638$3,992
State/local government grant or scholarships417%$112,558$2,745
Institutional grants or scholarships51489%$9,593,527$18,664
Student loan aid30453%$2,218,321$7,297
Federal student loans30352%$1,715,648$5,662
Other student loans305%$502,673$16,756
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,82374%$36,895,179$20,239
Pell grants1928%$769,512$4,008
Federal student loans1,00941%$6,568,657$6,510
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$32,841$36,359$35,610
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$15,106$14,624$18,765
$30,001 – $48,000$17,869$14,833$18,285
$48,001 – $75,000$21,137$21,668$22,140
$75,001 – $110,000$25,573$24,344$24,652
$110,001 and more$35,310$37,720$37,500
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)2,440
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment20
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 94%
Part-time: 6%Student Gender:
Male: 40%
Female: 60%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 3%
Hispanic/Latino: 6%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 75%
Two or more races: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 10%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 91%
25 and over: 9%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 23%
Out-of-state: 74%
Foreign countries: 3%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants4,7141,8942,820
Percent admitted53%50%55%
Percent admitted who enrolled24%26%22%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 91%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 89 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 86%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 82%
6-year: 87%
8-year: 87%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 81%
6-year: 86%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 85%
Female: 87%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Asian: 95%
Black or African American: 92%
Hispanic/Latino: 81%
White: 86%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 100%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization-8-
Area Studies, Other-0-
East Asian Studies-1-
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other-0-
German Studies-00
Russian Studies-0-
Category total-90
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-37-
Category total-79-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General0680
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other000
Finance, General-161
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-00
Management Information Systems, General-9-
Category total11192
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other-0-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-46-
Category total-46-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General07-
Information Science/Studies-0-
Category total07-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-241
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other-0-
Category total-241
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature-4-
German Language and Literature-0-
Spanish Language and Literature-4-
Category total-8-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-00
International Public Health/International Health-0-
Category total-00
History, General-130
History, Other-0-
Category total-130
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-10-
Category total-10-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences-00
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis-0-
Natural Sciences-1-
Category total-10
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-9-
Category total-9-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies-0-
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other-0-
Religion/Religious Studies-0-
Category total-7-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-7-
Physical Sciences-3-
Physics, General-10-
Category total-20-
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics-0-
Psychology, General1690
Psychology, Other-0-
Category total1690
Social Sciences
Economics, General-140
Economics, Other-0-
International Relations and Affairs-91
Political Economy-2-
Political Science and Government, General-241
Political Science and Government, Other-1-
Social Sciences, Other-0-
Category total-642
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation000
Art/Art Studies, General-7-
Dance, General-8-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-59-
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other-0-
Film/Cinema/Video Studies-5-
Fine and Studio Arts Management-0-
Fine/Studio Arts, General011
Music, General-9-
Visual and Performing Arts, Other-0-
Category total0891
Grand total25746
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 24
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 7
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $11,563
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $3,712
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
All Track Combined9678
Field Hockey23
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)7/1/1921 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations001
Liquor law violations223920
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations192314
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible357
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault001
Motor vehicle theft120
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible346
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault001
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate1.6%2.8%1.7%
Number in default7117
Number in repayment415391391
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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