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 Messiah College

Messiah College - Grantham, PA

One College Ave, Grantham, Pennsylvania 17027

General information:(717)766-2511
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:2,976(2,805 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:13 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Diverse Fields
Religious Affiliation
42
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
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $26,700 $27,480 $28,356 -3%
Out-of-state $26,700 $27,480 $28,356 -3%
Books and supplies $1,050 $1,100 $1,170 -6%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,880 $8,160 $8,420 -3%
Other $1,900 $1,970 $2,040 -3%
Off Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus with Family
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $37,530 $38,710 $39,986 -3%
Off Campus $27,750 $28,580 $29,526 -3%
Off Campus with Family $27,750 $28,580 $29,526 -3%
Out-of-state
On Campus $37,530 $38,710 $39,986 -3%
Off Campus $27,750 $28,580 $29,526 -3%
Off Campus with Family $27,750 $28,580 $29,526 -3%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $27,536
In-state fees $820
Out-of-state tuition $27,536
Out-of-state fees $820
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $9,648
In-state fee $25
Out-of-state tuition $9,648
Out-of-state fees $25
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 720 100% --
Grant or scholarship aid 720 100% $10,159,207 $14,110
Federal grants 160 22% $775,783 $4,849
Pell grants 154 21% $533,570 $3,465
Other federal grants 157 22% $242,213 $1,543
State/local government grant or scholarships 167 23% $423,460 $2,536
Institutional grants or scholarships 719 100% $8,959,964 $12,462
Student loan aid 501 69% $3,723,865 $7,433
Federal student loans 498 69% $2,746,711 $5,515
Other student loans 94 13% $977,154 $10,395
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 2,723 97% $36,460,873 $13,390
Pell grants 604 22% $2,102,939 $3,482
Federal student loans 1,926 69% $12,758,512 $6,624

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• 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 (lower of in-district or in-state), 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.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 2,976
Undergraduate enrollment 2,805
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 83
Graduate enrollment 171
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$30

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$30

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 3,154 1,151 2,003
Percent admitted 64% 63% 65%
Percent admitted who enrolled 63% 25% 21%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 649 94%
ACT 164 24%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 520 630
SAT Math 520 640
SAT Writing 500 620
ACT Composite 22 29
ACT English 22 29
ACT Math 22 28
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

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

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, 86 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division III (without football)MenWomen
Baseball 25-
Basketball 1313
Field Hockey -22
Golf 8-
Lacrosse 3519
Soccer 2623
Softball -19
Swimming 1924
Tennis 118
Track and Field, Indoor 5137
Track and Field, Outdoor 5137
Track and Field, X-Country 2022
Volleyball -14
Wrestling 35-

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1963 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education01/01/1963 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

11/01/1976 Pre-Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

05/03/2003 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

10/01/2003 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1990 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation

Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

07/01/2007 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations25 1
Liquor law violations5510
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 241
Liquor law violations 3510
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 011
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 611
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 001
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 601
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) 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 YEAR2009
Default Rate1.9%
Number in default13
Number in repayment652

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00329800

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Post-master's certificate
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry0--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General0--
Molecular Biology0--
Category total35--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting0--
Business Administration and Management, General1--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other0--
Business/Managerial Economics0--
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies0--
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General0--
International Business/Trade/Commerce0--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General1--
Category total82--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Journalism0--
Radio and Television2--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric1--
Category total25--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science0--
Information Science/Studies0--
Category total15--
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education0--
Biology Teacher Education0--
Chemistry Teacher Education0--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching0--
Elementary Education and Teaching0--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education0--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education0--
French Language Teacher Education0--
German Language Teacher Education0--
Mathematics Teacher Education0--
Music Teacher Education0--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching0--
Social Studies Teacher Education0--
Spanish Language Teacher Education0--
Category total116--
Engineering Colleges
Engineering, General0--
Category total29--
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General3--
Category total18--
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Family and Community Services0--
Category total24--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
French Language and Literature1--
German Language and Literature0--
Spanish Language and Literature0--
Category total8--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer0--
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist0--
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other-75
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse0--
Category total6575
History Colleges
History, General0--
Category total16--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies0--
Category total9--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Humanities/Humanistic Studies0--
Category total3--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General1--
Category total4--
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biopsychology8--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other0--
Category total13--
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science1--
Category total6--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science0--
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies0--
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management1--
Category total34--
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy1--
Category total6--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General0--
Physics, General0--
Category total3--
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General2--
Category total42--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work0--
Category total5--
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General0--
Political Science and Government, General0--
Sociology0--
Category total19--
Theology and Religious Vocations Colleges
Bible/Biblical Studies2--
Religious Education0--
Category total21--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation0--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General0--
Fine and Studio Arts Management0--
Fine/Studio Arts, General0--
Music Performance, General-1-
Music, General0--
Music, Other1--
Category total271-
Grand total1785