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Business Administration – Admissions Data

MBA 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Applications 132 148 119 130 119 112 113 90 133 109
Offers (% selectivity) 102 (77%) 98 (66%) 101 (85%) 110 (85%) 80 (67%) 75 (67%) 71 (63%) 58 (64%) 104 (78%) 88 (81%)
Accepts (% yield) 102 (100%) 98 (100%) 98 (97%) 107 (97%) 80 (100%) 67 (89%) 55 (77%) 49 (84%) 90 (87%) 70 (80%)

(Last updated 07/21/2021)


Business Administration – Average GRE Scores for New Enrollees*

MBA 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Analytical (P) c c c c - - c c - c
Verbal (P) 149.45 (45%)
n=11
151.22 (49%)
n=9
149.18 (43%)
n=16
153.00 (58%)
n=21
152.30 (54%)
n=10
149.60 (45%)
n=5
c 147.00 (36%)
n=9
151.43 (58%)
n=7
c
Quantitative (P) 150.45 (55%)
n=11
150.55 (51%)
n=9
149.12 (45%)
n=16
153.80 (55%)
n=21
151.30 (46%)
n=10
152.20 (53%)
n=5
c 156.11 (65%)
n=9
148.29 (38%)
n=7
c
Analyt Writing (P) 3.90 (28%)
n=8
3.80 (39%)
n=8
4.10 (58%)
n=13
3.90 (53%)
n=19
3.70 (47%)
n=10
3.70 (40%)
n=5
c 3.86 (45%)
n=7
3.64 (53%)
n=7
c

(Last updated 07/21/2021)

*GRE tests taken on or after August 1st, 2011 are scored according the following scale:
    Verbal Reasoning: 130 - 170, 1 point increments
    Quantitative Reasoning: 130 - 170, 1 point increments
    Analytical Writing: 0 - 6, half point increments
  For tests taken prior to August 1st, 2011, scores were converted to the new scale accordingly.
P = Percentile Ranking
c = data not displayed because n is too small to protect confidentiality of the student data
"-" indicates n=0


Business Administration – Average GMAT Scores for New Enrollees

MBA 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Total (P) * 529.77 (44%)
n=44
532.45 (44%)
n=57
517.95 (38%)
n=44
487.14 (34%)
n=42
494.23 (33%)
n=26
542.80 (46%)
n=25
550.45 (44%)
n=22
562.86 (50%)
n=14
523.85 (39%)
n=13
564.29 (54%)
n=7
Verbal (P) * 30.15 (55%)
n=44
29.63 (53%)
n=57
29.22 (52%)
n=44
27.97 (50%)
n=42
27.50 (49%)
n=26
31.36 (63%)
n=25
32.36 (67%)
n=22
34.50 (65%)
n=14
28.92 (57%)
n=13
32.29 (66%)
n=7
Quantitative (P) * 32.50 (35%)
n=44
33.63 (36%)
n=57
31.86 (29%)
n=44
28.88 (25%)
n=42
30.46 (26%)
n=26
33.32 (32%)
n=25
33.45 (29%)
n=22
35.50 (38%)
n=14
31.92 (26%)
n=13
34.86 (41%)
n=7
Analyt Writing (P) * 4.80 (51%)
n=44
4.66 (46%)
n=56
4.64 (46%)
n=44
4.64 (50%)
n=42
4.80 (54%)
n=26
4.77 (53%)
n=24
4.93 (55%)
n=21
4.81 (50%)
n=13
4.92 (56%)
n=13
c

(Last updated 07/21/2021)

*P = Percentile Ranking
c = data not displayed because n is too small to protect confidentiality of the student data


Business Administration – Average MAT Scores for New Enrollees

MBA 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Score - - - - - - - - c -

(Last updated 07/21/2021)

c = data not displayed because n is too small to protect confidentiality of the student data
"-" indicates n=0


Business Administration – Jr/Sr GPA for New Enrollees

MBA 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
GPA 3.20
n=60
3.28
n=62
3.25
n=62
3.31
n=83
3.36
n=49
3.34
n=57
3.36
n=50
3.37
n=46
3.48
n=81
3.41
n=61

(Last updated 07/21/2021)


Business Administration – Demographics for New Enrollees

MBA 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Total New Enrl 70 71 67 89 61 60 51 46 81 62
Domestic 67 (96%) 70 (99%) 66 (99%) 86 (97%) 59 (97%) 60 (100%) 49 (96%) 45 (98%) 77 (95%) 61 (98%)
  Total URM * 8 (11%) 4 (6%) 5 (7%) 7 (8%) 5 (8%) 6 (10%) 6 (12%) 3 (7%) 4 (5%) 7 (11%)
    Black/Afr. Amer.   7 (10%)   2 (3%)   4 (6%)   1 (1%)   2 (3%)   3 (5%)   1 (2%)   2 (4%)   3 (4%)   2 (3%)
    Am. Ind./AK Native - - - - - -   1 (2%) - - -
    Hawaiian/Pac. Is. - - - -   1 (2%) - - - - -
    Hispanic/Latino   1 (1%)   2 (3%)   1 (1%)   6 (7%)   2 (3%)   3 (5%)   4 (8%)   1 (2%)   1 (1%)   5 (8%)
  Asian 5 (7%) 8 (11%) 12 (18%) 8 (9%) 4 (7%) 7 (12%) 3 (6%) 9 (20%) 8 (10%) 6 (10%)
  White 51 (73%) 51 (72%) 40 (60%) 67 (75%) 44 (72%) 47 (78%) 39 (76%) 33 (72%) 64 (79%) 45 (73%)
  Two or More - - - 1 (1%) 2 (3%) - 1 (2%) - - -
  Unknown 3 (4%) 7 (10%) 9 (13%) 3 (3%) 4 (7%) - - - 1 (1%) 3 (5%)
International 3 (4%) 1 (1%) 1 (1%) 3 (3%) 2 (3%) - 2 (4%) 1 (2%) 4 (5%) 1 (2%)

(Last updated 07/21/2021)

*URM: Underrepresented Minorities
Two or More: Applicant selected more than one race/ethnicity.
Unknown: Applicant chose not to disclose race/ethnicity information.
"-" indicates n=0

MBA 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Female 21 (30%) 30 (42%) 29 (43%) 25 (28%) 29 (48%) 18 (30%) 20 (39%) 23 (50%) 30 (37%) 22 (35%)
Male 49 (70%) 41 (58%) 38 (57%) 64 (72%) 32 (52%) 42 (70%) 31 (61%) 23 (50%) 51 (63%) 40 (65%)
Total 70 71 67 89 61 60 51 46 81 62

(Last updated 07/21/2021)


Business Administration – Total Enrollments by Degree

2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
MBA 296 283 267 299 289 279 235 208 219 206

(Last updated 07/21/2021)


Business Administration – Total Enrollments by Demographic

MBA 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Total Enrl 296 283 267 299 289 279 235 208 219 206
Domestic 288 (97%) 276 (98%) 260 (97%) 288 (96%) 284 (98%) 275 (99%) 230 (98%) 204 (98%) 211 (96%) 200 (97%)
  Total URM * 23 (8%) 17 (6%) 20 (7%) 28 (9%) 29 (10%) 23 (8%) 18 (8%) 13 (6%) 15 (7%) 18 (9%)
    Black/Afr. Amer.   13 (4%)   10 (4%)   12 (4%)   14 (5%)   13 (5%)   10 (4%)   5 (2%)   4 (2%)   10 (5%)   9 (4%)
    Am. Ind./AK Native - - - - -   1 (0%)   2 (1%)   2 (1%)   1 (0%)   1 (0%)
    Hawaiian/Pac. Is. - - -   1 (0%)   1 (0%)   2 (1%)   2 (1%) - - -
    Hispanic/Latino   10 (3%)   7 (2%)   8 (3%)   13 (4%)   15 (5%)   10 (4%)   9 (4%)   7 (3%)   4 (2%)   8 (4%)
  Asian 27 (9%) 25 (9%) 32 (12%) 32 (11%) 31 (11%) 30 (11%) 23 (10%) 24 (12%) 23 (11%) 21 (10%)
  White 226 (76%) 217 (77%) 186 (70%) 210 (70%) 199 (69%) 211 (76%) 187 (80%) 166 (80%) 171 (78%) 157 (76%)
  Two or More - 1 (0%) 1 (0%) 2 (1%) 4 (1%) 4 (1%) 2 (1%) 1 (0%) 1 (0%) -
  Unknown 12 (4%) 16 (6%) 21 (8%) 16 (5%) 21 (7%) 7 (3%) - - 1 (0%) 4 (2%)
International 8 (3%) 7 (2%) 7 (3%) 11 (4%) 5 (2%) 4 (1%) 5 (2%) 4 (2%) 8 (4%) 6 (3%)

(Last updated 07/21/2021)

*URM: Underrepresented Minorities
Two or More: Applicant selected more than one race/ethnicity.
Unknown: Applicant chose not to disclose race/ethnicity information.
"-" indicates n=0

MBA 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Female 107 (36%) 101 (36%) 97 (36%) 110 (37%) 102 (35%) 106 (38%) 92 (39%) 81 (39%) 84 (38%) 80 (39%)
Male 189 (64%) 182 (64%) 170 (64%) 189 (63%) 187 (65%) 173 (62%) 143 (61%) 127 (61%) 135 (62%) 126 (61%)
Total 296 283 267 299 289 279 235 208 219 206

(Last updated 07/21/2021)


Business Administration – Total Degrees Conferred by Degree

MGTGV 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 * 2017/18 * 2018/19 * 2019/20 * 2020/21 *
MBA 85 79 63 69 63
Total 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
MBA 85 79 63 69 63 85 68 65 63 20

(Last updated 07/21/2021)

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Business Administration – Median Time to Degree (years)

MBA 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
In Major/Degree * 3.3 3.4 2.7 3.4 3 2.7 3 3 3.3 2.3
First Enrollment 3.3 3.4 2.7 3.4 3 3 3.1 3.3 3.3 2.5
Number (n) n=85 n=79 n=63 n=69 n=63 n=85 n=68 n=65 n=63 n=20

(Last updated 07/21/2021)

*In Major/Degree: The median time to degree in graduating major and degree at Penn State.
First Enrollment: The median time to degree based on the first enrollment as a graduate student at Penn State.


Business Administration – Degree Completion, GV Campus

MBA #Started 1 year 2 years 3 years 4 years 5 years 6 years 7 years 8 years 9 years Total Completed % Completed
2011/12 Cohort 93 10 29 26 3 2 5 1 - - 76 82%
2012/13 Cohort 90 6 19 26 6 7 2 - - 66 73%
2013/14 Cohort 85 4 18 31 7 5 5 - 70 82%
2014/15 Cohort 122 11 34 19 11 6 1 82 67%
2015/16 Cohort 81 7 22 19 9 1 58 72%
2016/17 Cohort 62 5 18 18 3 44 71%
2017/18 Cohort 60 9 19 4 32 53%
2018/19 Cohort 48 5 8 13 27%
2019/20 Cohort 82 4 4 5%
2020/21 Cohort 66

(Last updated 07/21/2021)

"-" indicates n=0

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