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Homeland Security – Admissions Data

MPS 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
Applications 386 387 375 375 361 310 337 257 273 220
Offers (% selectivity) 284 (74%) 309 (80%) 297 (79%) 280 (75%) 267 (74%) 241 (78%) 263 (78%) 194 (75%) 236 (86%) 158 (72%)
Accepts (% yield) 275 (97%) 296 (96%) 289 (97%) 265 (95%) 240 (90%) 216 (90%) 233 (89%) 174 (90%) 213 (90%) 128 (81%)

(Last updated 07/20/2022)


Homeland Security – Average GRE Scores for New Enrollees*

MPS 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
Analytical (P) - - - - c - - - - -
Verbal (P) 150.33 (49%)
n=15
152.81 (56%)
n=11
151.80 (53%)
n=15
154.57 (66%)
n=14
152.88 (57%)
n=17
152.08 (56%)
n=12
154.00 (62%)
n=5
c c c
Quantitative (P) 148.06 (44%)
n=15
150.27 (45%)
n=11
148.53 (40%)
n=15
151.85 (54%)
n=14
152.18 (50%)
n=17
147.25 (28%)
n=12
151.60 (48%)
n=5
c c c
Analyt Writing (P) 3.80 (43%)
n=15
3.80 (45%)
n=11
3.90 (50%)
n=15
3.90 (51%)
n=13
3.94 (55%)
n=16
3.83 (50%)
n=12
3.70 (43%)
n=5
c c c

(Last updated 07/20/2022)

*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
World Campus official enrollment data isn't available in the Datawarehouse from FA2007 through SU2012.


Homeland Security – Average GMAT Scores for New Enrollees

MPS 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
Total (P) * c - c - c c - - c -
Verbal (P) * c - c - c c - - c -
Quantitative (P) * c - c - c c - - c -
Analyt Writing (P) * c - c - c c - - c -

(Last updated 07/20/2022)

*P = Percentile Ranking
c = data not displayed because n is too small to protect confidentiality of the student data
"-" indicates n=0
World Campus official enrollment data isn't available in the Datawarehouse from FA2007 through SU2012.


Homeland Security – Average MAT Scores for New Enrollees

MPS 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
Score - c c - - - - - - -

(Last updated 07/20/2022)

c = data not displayed because n is too small to protect confidentiality of the student data
"-" indicates n=0
World Campus official enrollment data isn't available in the Datawarehouse from FA2007 through SU2012.


Homeland Security – Jr/Sr GPA for New Enrollees

MPS 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
GPA 3.43
n=169
3.40
n=205
3.35
n=203
3.35
n=207
3.35
n=186
3.30
n=187
3.30
n=204
3.27
n=147
3.30
n=186
3.33
n=102

(Last updated 07/20/2022)


World Campus official enrollment data isn't available in the Datawarehouse from FA2007 through SU2012.


Homeland Security – Demographics for New Enrollees

MPS 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
Total New Enrl 189 217 230 220 202 188 204 147 186 102
Domestic 187 (99%) 217 (100%) 228 (99%) 217 (99%) 200 (99%) 187 (99%) 204 (100%) 147 (100%) 186 (100%) 102 (100%)
  Total URM * 28 (15%) 41 (19%) 47 (20%) 46 (21%) 44 (22%) 36 (19%) 36 (18%) 28 (19%) 48 (26%) 21 (21%)
    Black/Afr. Amer.   8 (4%)   12 (6%)   22 (10%)   24 (11%)   20 (10%)   17 (9%)   17 (8%)   19 (13%)   17 (9%)   13 (13%)
    Am. Ind./AK Native   3 (2%) -   1 (0%) -   5 (2%)   2 (1%) - -   3 (2%) -
    Hawaiian/Pac. Is. -   1 (0%)   1 (0%)   3 (1%) -   1 (1%)   2 (1%) -   4 (2%) -
    Hispanic/Latino   17 (9%)   28 (13%)   23 (10%)   19 (9%)   19 (9%)   16 (9%)   17 (8%)   9 (6%)   24 (13%)   8 (8%)
  Asian 5 (3%) 5 (2%) 10 (4%) 4 (2%) 5 (2%) 2 (1%) 4 (2%) 6 (4%) 8 (4%) 6 (6%)
  White 135 (71%) 156 (72%) 154 (67%) 158 (72%) 142 (70%) 144 (77%) 159 (78%) 108 (73%) 125 (67%) 68 (67%)
  Two or More 9 (5%) 7 (3%) 9 (4%) 6 (3%) 6 (3%) 2 (1%) 4 (2%) 3 (2%) 4 (2%) 3 (3%)
  Unknown 10 (5%) 8 (4%) 8 (3%) 3 (1%) 3 (1%) 3 (2%) 1 (0%) 2 (1%) 1 (1%) 4 (4%)
International 2 (1%) - 2 (1%) 3 (1%) 2 (1%) 1 (1%) - - - -

(Last updated 07/20/2022)

*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
World Campus official enrollment data isn't available in the Datawarehouse from FA2007 through SU2012.

MPS 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
Female 55 (29%) 75 (35%) 73 (32%) 81 (37%) 68 (34%) 76 (40%) 80 (39%) 59 (40%) 85 (46%) 36 (35%)
Male 134 (71%) 142 (65%) 157 (68%) 139 (63%) 134 (66%) 112 (60%) 124 (61%) 88 (60%) 101 (54%) 66 (65%)
Total 189 217 230 220 202 188 204 147 186 102

(Last updated 07/20/2022)

World Campus official enrollment data isn't available in the Datawarehouse from FA2007 through SU2012.


Homeland Security – Total Enrollments by Advisor/Reporting Department and Degree

HLS 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 * 2017/18 * 2018/19 * 2019/20 * 2020/21 * 2021/22 *
MPS 478 572 642 673
PUBAF 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 * 2017/18 * 2018/19 * 2019/20 * 2020/21 * 2021/22 *
MPS - 25 - -
Total 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
MPS 478 597 642 673 643 591 571 512 501 408

(Last updated 07/20/2022)

"-" indicates n=0
*Advisor/Reporting Department data is unavailable for this year.
World Campus official enrollment data isn't available in the Datawarehouse from FA2007 through SU2012.


Homeland Security – Total Enrollments by Demographic

MPS 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
Total Enrl 478 597 642 673 643 591 571 512 501 408
Domestic 476 (100%) 596 (100%) 639 (100%) 666 (99%) 635 (99%) 584 (99%) 571 (100%) 512 (100%) 501 (100%) 407 (100%)
  Total URM * 75 (16%) 94 (16%) 116 (18%) 119 (18%) 126 (20%) 112 (19%) 116 (20%) 100 (20%) 105 (21%) 89 (22%)
    Black/Afr. Amer.   30 (6%)   34 (6%)   48 (7%)   55 (8%)   54 (8%)   51 (9%)   49 (9%)   47 (9%)   46 (9%)   37 (9%)
    Am. Ind./AK Native   4 (1%)   1 (0%)   2 (0%)   1 (0%)   9 (1%)   5 (1%)   3 (1%)   5 (1%)   7 (1%)   2 (0%)
    Hawaiian/Pac. Is. -   1 (0%)   3 (0%)   5 (1%)   8 (1%)   5 (1%)   4 (1%)   3 (1%)   5 (1%)   3 (1%)
    Hispanic/Latino   41 (9%)   58 (10%)   63 (10%)   58 (9%)   55 (9%)   51 (9%)   60 (11%)   45 (9%)   47 (9%)   47 (12%)
  Asian 11 (2%) 13 (2%) 20 (3%) 20 (3%) 27 (4%) 17 (3%) 13 (2%) 15 (3%) 21 (4%) 16 (4%)
  White 360 (75%) 450 (75%) 461 (72%) 491 (73%) 458 (71%) 438 (74%) 426 (75%) 384 (75%) 362 (72%) 287 (70%)
  Two or More 15 (3%) 19 (3%) 22 (3%) 20 (3%) 13 (2%) 9 (2%) 11 (2%) 8 (2%) 8 (2%) 9 (2%)
  Unknown 15 (3%) 20 (3%) 20 (3%) 16 (2%) 11 (2%) 8 (1%) 5 (1%) 5 (1%) 5 (1%) 6 (1%)
International 2 (0%) 1 (0%) 3 (0%) 7 (1%) 8 (1%) 7 (1%) - - - 1 (0%)

(Last updated 07/20/2022)

*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
World Campus official enrollment data isn't available in the Datawarehouse from FA2007 through SU2012.

MPS 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
Female 133 (28%) 175 (29%) 196 (31%) 215 (32%) 215 (33%) 205 (35%) 215 (38%) 190 (37%) 214 (43%) 167 (41%)
Male 345 (72%) 422 (71%) 446 (69%) 458 (68%) 428 (67%) 386 (65%) 356 (62%) 322 (63%) 287 (57%) 241 (59%)
Total 478 597 642 673 643 591 571 512 501 408

(Last updated 07/20/2022)

World Campus official enrollment data isn't available in the Datawarehouse from FA2007 through SU2012.


Homeland Security – Total Degrees Conferred by Advisor/Reporting Department and Degree

HLS 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 * 2017/18 * 2018/19 * 2019/20 * 2020/21 * 2021/22 *
MPS 97 101 134 160
PUBAF 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 * 2017/18 * 2018/19 * 2019/20 * 2020/21 * 2021/22 *
MPS - 25 - -
Total 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
MPS 97 126 135 160 193 166 158 145 157 154

(Last updated 07/22/2022)

"-" indicates n=0
*Advisor/Reporting Department data is unavailable for this year.


Homeland Security – Median Time to Degree (years)

MPS 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
In Major/Degree * 2 2.1 2.3 2 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3
First Enrollment 2 2.2 2.4 2 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3
Number (n) n=97 n=126 n=135 n=160 n=193 n=166 n=158 n=145 n=157 n=155

(Last updated 07/21/2022)

*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.


Homeland Security – Degree Completion, WC Campus

MPS #Started 1 year 2 years 3 years 4 years 5 years 6 years 7 years 8 years 9 years Total Completed % Completed
2012/13 Cohort 221 31 74 23 18 8 3 - 3 - 160 72%
2013/14 Cohort 241 32 71 41 11 4 7 1 2 169 70%
2014/15 Cohort 254 42 86 30 15 6 1 - 180 71%
2015/16 Cohort 233 40 81 24 9 11 4 169 73%
2016/17 Cohort 205 33 58 25 16 4 136 66%
2017/18 Cohort 189 49 56 24 7 136 72%
2018/19 Cohort 206 40 67 27 134 65%
2019/20 Cohort 150 32 53 85 57%
2020/21 Cohort 189 58 58 31%
2021/22 Cohort 104

(Last updated 08/05/2022)

"-" indicates n=0

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