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IPEDS ID: 212805
OPE ID: 00326900
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Grove City College
100 Campus Dr, Grove City, Pennsylvania 16127-2104
General information:  (724) 458-2000
Website:  www.gcc.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  Town: Distant
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  2,338 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  13 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
Religious Affiliation
Undenominational
Federal Aid
Eligible students' federally guaranteed loans may be deferred while enrolled.
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
10%
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate courses offered, programs not offered
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
  • Faculty data not available.
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 year2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
Tuition and fees$16,154$16,630$17,254$17,9303.9%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,802$9,062$9,400$9,7703.9%
Other$850$850$850$8500.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,802$9,062$9,400$9,7703.9%
Other$850$850$850$8500.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$850$850$850$8500.0%
Total Expenses2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
On Campus$26,806$27,542$28,504$29,5503.7%
Off Campus$26,806$27,542$28,504$29,5503.7%
Off Campus with Family$18,004$18,480$19,104$19,7803.5%
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
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 aid148176%————
Grant or scholarship aid38661%$2,711,481$7,025
Federal grants00%$0
Pell grants00%$0
Other federal grants00%$0
State/local government grant or scholarships11919%$373,873$3,142
Institutional grants or scholarships38460%$2,337,608$6,088
Student loan aid27844%$3,537,426$12,725
Federal student loans00%$0
Other student loans27844%$3,537,426$12,725
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,572$10,395,228$6,613
Pell grants0$0
Federal student loans0$0
  • 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.
2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Average net price$20,483$20,360$21,187
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2017-2018
$0 – $30,000
$30,001 – $48,000
$48,001 – $75,000
$75,001 – $110,000
$110,001 and more
  • 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 2018
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)2,338
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment53
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 98%
Part-time: 2%Student Gender:
Male: 52%
Female: 48%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 1%
Hispanic/Latino: 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 91%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 100%
25 and over: 0%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 49%
Out-of-state: 50%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
  • 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 (2018-2019): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2018
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1,814963851
Percent admitted79%78%81%
Percent admitted who enrolled42%44%41%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
Other Test (Wonderlic,WISC-III,etc)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2018 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT49381%
ACT24340%
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 Writing590640
SAT Math495635
ACT Composite2430
ACT English2432
ACT Math2328
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: 88%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Returned in Fall 2018
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, 87 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2018.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 82%
Transfer-out rate: 9%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
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 2010]
4-year: 78%
6-year: 81%
8-year: 81%
[Began in Fall 2012]
4-year: 71%
6-year: 82%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2010 or Fall 2012
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: 80%
Female: 83%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 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:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 67%
Asian: 78%
Black or African American: 63%
Hispanic/Latino: 80%
White: 82%
Two or more races: 79%
Non-resident alien: 67%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 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 are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) 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, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. 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, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
Received a Bachelor's degree: 81%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 9%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
Received a Bachelor's degree: 98%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 2%
  • Institution only reported students who did not receive Pell Grants in 2010-11
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry14
Biology/Biological Sciences, General40
Conservation Biology2
Molecular Biology3
Neuroscience0
Category total59
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting37
Business Administration and Management, General33
Business/Managerial Economics3
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies17
Finance, General14
International Business/Trade/Commerce10
Marketing/Marketing Management, General24
Category total138
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric38
Category total38
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science18
Category total18
Education
Biology Teacher Education2
Chemistry Teacher Education0
Early Childhood Education and Teaching22
English/Language Arts Teacher Education5
French Language Teacher Education0
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching9
Mathematics Teacher Education5
Music Teacher Education10
Physics Teacher Education1
Social Studies Teacher Education0
Spanish Language Teacher Education2
Special Education and Teaching, General13
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels0
Category total69
Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering29
Mechanical Engineering58
Category total87
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering/Industrial Management3
Category total3
English Language and Literature/Letters
General Literature29
Category total29
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature3
Spanish Language and Literature1
Category total4
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other9
Category total9
History
History, General16
Category total16
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General10
Category total10
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Accounting and Computer Science8
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other0
Category total8
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science23
Category total23
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy3
Religion/Religious Studies7
Category total10
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General6
Physics, General6
Category total12
Psychology
Psychology, General13
Category total13
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work0
Category total0
Social Sciences
Economics, General8
Political Science and Government, General21
Sociology9
Category total38
Theology and Religious Vocations
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other0
Category total0
Visual and Performing Arts
Music Management0
Music Performance, General0
Music, General3
Music, Other0
Category total3
Grand total587
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Middle States Commission on Higher EducationAccredited since (01/01/1922)11/30/2026
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/139728.
  • No campus security data reported for this institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
  • This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database. Cohort Default Rate (CDR) data are not included when number of borrowers entering repayment includes 10 or fewer borrowers for all 3 cohort years.