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IPEDS ID: 211468
OPE ID: 00324300
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Cedar Crest College
100 College Drive, Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104-6196
General information:  (610) 606-4666
Website:  www.cedarcrest.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Two but less than 4 years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  1,664 (1,433 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  10 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
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
6%
Other Characteristics
Single-sex: Women
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial 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 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty77142
Instructional76142
Research and public service10
Total graduate assistants-9
Instructional-9
Research-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 year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees$34,504$35,600$36,825$38,0923.4%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,500$1,500$2,00033.3%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,409$10,765$10,933$11,2082.5%
Other$850$850$850$8500.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,409$10,765$10,933$11,2082.5%
Other$500$500$500$5000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,000$2,000$2,000$2,0000.0%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
On Campus$46,763$48,715$50,108$52,1504.1%
Off Campus$46,413$48,365$49,758$51,8004.1%
Off Campus with Family$37,504$39,100$40,325$42,0924.4%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2017-2018
Tuition$13,860
Fees$240
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2016-2017
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 aid117798%————
Grant or scholarship aid17798%$4,661,151$26,334
Federal grants8748%$435,448$5,005
Pell grants8748%$408,948$4,701
Other federal grants2916%$26,500$914
State/local government grant or scholarships8748%$328,840$3,780
Institutional grants or scholarships17597%$3,896,863$22,268
Student loan aid15887%$1,604,037$10,152
Federal student loans15787%$916,135$5,835
Other student loans4827%$687,902$14,331
  • 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 aid11,03372%$17,286,598$16,734
Pell grants61543%$2,395,841$3,896
Federal student loans1,14180%$9,756,737$8,551
  • 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.
2014-20152015-20162016-2017
Average net price$18,500$19,231$21,174
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2014-20152015-20162016-2017
$0 – $30,000$15,441$15,581$17,902
$30,001 – $48,000$14,474$15,247$17,441
$48,001 – $75,000$16,866$19,930$20,084
$75,001 – $110,000$20,423$21,992$22,111
$110,001 and more$24,072$24,853$26,096
  • 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 2017
Total enrollment1,664
Undergraduate enrollment1,433
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment159
Graduate enrollment231
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 65%
Part-time: 35%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 12%
Female: 88%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 9%
Hispanic/Latino: 15%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 58%
Two or more races: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Non-resident alien: 9%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 64%
25 and over: 36%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 69%
Out-of-state: 29%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 3%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2016.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 29%
Part-time: 71%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 5%
Enrolled in some distance education: 27%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 68%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 8%
Enrolled in some distance education: 10%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 82%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2017
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1,20891,199
Percent admitted63%44%63%
Percent admitted who enrolled28%25%28%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2017 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT20194%
ACT5023%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing480600
SAT Math460570
ACT Composite1926
ACT English1824
ACT Math1725
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: 82%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Returned in Fall 2017
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, 55 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2017.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 50%
(*) 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 2009]
4-year: 43%
6-year: 58%
8-year: 59%
[Began in Fall 2011]
4-year: 38%
6-year: 50%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2009 or Fall 2011
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: 100%
Female: 50%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 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: 0%
Black or African American: 56%
Hispanic/Latino: 42%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 52%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 100%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures provide the 6-year and 8-year award-completion rates after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, subsequently transferred out of the institution, or status unknown. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2008
Award and enrollment rate:
[First-time]
Received award in 6 years: 69%
Received award in 8 years: 69%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 3%
[Non-first-time]
Received award in 6 years: 73%
Received award in 8 years: 74%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 1%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 1%
PART-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2008
Award and enrollment rate:
[First-time]
Received award in 6 years: 0%
Received award in 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 50%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 0%
[Non-first-time]
Received award in 6 years: 37%
Received award in 8 years: 40%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 3%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 0%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies0---
Women's Studies0---
Category total0---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry2---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General11---
Conservation Biology2---
Environmental Biology0---
Genetics, General0---
Molecular Genetics3---
Neurobiology and Neurosciences, Other0---
Neuroscience0---
Category total18---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting7-0-
Accounting and Related Services, Other---1
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General0---
Business Administration and Management, General28d21--
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other0--0
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other0---
Human Resources Management and Services, Other0---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General--10d-
Marketing, Other--0-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General0---
Organizational Leadership--3-
Category total35d2113d1
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia5---
Health Communication11---
Mass Communication/Media Studies2---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric0---
Category total18---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, Other0---
Computer and Information Sciences, General0---
Computer Science0---
Information Science/Studies0---
Category total0---
Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching2---
Education, General038d--
Education, Other00--
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs0--0
Elementary Education and Teaching0---
Secondary Education and Teaching1--0
Social Studies Teacher Education---0
Special Education and Teaching, General0--9
Special Education and Teaching, Other00-0
Teacher Assistant/Aide--0-
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels0--6d
Category total338d015d
Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering0---
Category total0---
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-6d--
English Language and Literature, General5---
Writing, General0---
Category total56d--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General0---
Human Nutrition9---
Category total9---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General0---
Spanish Language and Literature0---
Category total0---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Art Therapy/Therapist68--
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist0---
Dietetics/Dietitian---26
Health Services Administration--0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General9---
Health/Health Care Administration/Management--17d-
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist1--0
Nursing Administration-8d--
Pre-Dentistry Studies0---
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies0---
Pre-Veterinary Studies0---
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other00-7d
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse108d---
Category total124d16d17d33d
History
History, General2---
Category total2---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Police Science0---
Criminalistics and Criminal Science-118-
Forensic Science and Technology30--
Category total3118-
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal--0-
Pre-Law Studies0---
Category total0-0-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies2---
Category total2---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General1---
Category total1---
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biopsychology0---
Gerontology--5-
International/Global Studies1---
Category total1-5-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science0---
Category total0---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science2---
Category total2---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General3---
Physical Sciences, Other0---
Category total3---
Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology0---
Psychology, General25d---
Category total25d---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work23---
Social Work, Other0-8-
Category total23-8-
Social Sciences
Criminology11d---
Political Science and Government, General0---
Social Sciences, Other--0-
Sociology0---
Category total11d-0-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General5---
Dance, General2---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General0---
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other0---
Music, General0---
Category total7---
Grand total292925149
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 22
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 3
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
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: $13,967
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $8,185
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2016-2017 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III without footballMenWomen
Basketball11
Field Hockey16
Lacrosse14
Soccer21
Softball17
Swimming13
Tennis11
Track and Field, X-Country7
Volleyball13
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)7/1/1944 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics12/1/1995 - 7/23/2007Accredited
Didactic Program in Dietetics7/23/2007 - 7/28/2017Accredited
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program12/1/1978 - 4/7/2017Accredited
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program9/1/2011 - 4/7/2017Accredited
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels5/30/2018 -  Accredited
Internship/Residency
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship6/18/2010 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations561
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations430
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape001
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary632
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape000
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary631
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201420132012
Default rate3.3%4.3%4.4%
Number in default212627
Number in repayment625602613
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)