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Software Engineering – Admissions Data

MSE 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Applications 26 28 32 26 22 30 36 24 21 27
Offers (% selectivity) 17 (65%) 23 (82%) 22 (69%) 21 (81%) 13 (59%) 10 (33%) 23 (64%) 19 (79%) 15 (71%) 13 (48%)
Accepts (% yield) 17 (100%) 22 (96%) 20 (91%) 18 (86%) 12 (92%) 10 (100%) 22 (96%) 16 (84%) 10 (67%) 7 (54%)

(Last updated 07/21/2021)


Software Engineering – Average GRE Scores for New Enrollees*

MSE 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Analytical (P) - c - - - - - - - -
Verbal (P) c c c c c c c c c -
Quantitative (P) c c c c c c c c c -
Analyt Writing (P) c c c c c c c c 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
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Software Engineering – Average GMAT Scores for New Enrollees

MSE 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Total (P) * - - c - - - - - - -
Verbal (P) * - - c - - - - - - -
Quantitative (P) * - - c - - - - - - -
Analyt Writing (P) * - - c - - - - - - -

(Last updated 07/21/2021)

*P = Percentile Ranking
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Software Engineering – Jr/Sr GPA for New Enrollees

MSE 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
GPA 3.17
n=10
3.12
n=17
3.41
n=14
3.36
n=12
3.36
n=8
3.33
n=8
3.25
n=20
3.33
n=14
3.30
n=9
c

(Last updated 07/21/2021)

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Software Engineering – Demographics for New Enrollees

MSE 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Total New Enrl 15 18 17 12 11 9 20 14 9 4
Domestic 12 (80%) 18 (100%) 13 (76%) 8 (67%) 7 (64%) 7 (78%) 19 (95%) 12 (86%) 6 (67%) c
  Total URM * 2 (13%) 1 (6%) - 1 (8%) - - 1 (5%) 1 (7%) 1 (11%) c
    Black/Afr. Amer.   1 (7%)   1 (6%) - - - -   1 (5%)   1 (7%)   1 (11%) c
    Am. Ind./AK Native - - - - - - - - - c
    Hawaiian/Pac. Is. - - - - - - - - - c
    Hispanic/Latino   1 (7%) - -   1 (8%) - - - - - c
  Asian 1 (7%) 2 (11%) 3 (18%) 1 (8%) 2 (18%) 2 (22%) 1 (5%) 3 (21%) 1 (11%) c
  White 7 (47%) 14 (78%) 8 (47%) 5 (42%) 5 (45%) 5 (56%) 16 (80%) 8 (57%) 3 (33%) c
  Two or More 1 (7%) - 1 (6%) - - - 1 (5%) - 1 (11%) c
  Unknown 1 (7%) 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 1 (8%) - - - - - c
International 3 (20%) - 4 (24%) 4 (33%) 4 (36%) 2 (22%) 1 (5%) 2 (14%) 3 (33%) c

(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.
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MSE 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Female 1 (7%) - 3 (18%) - 3 (27%) 2 (22%) 6 (30%) 3 (21%) - c
Male 14 (93%) 18 (100%) 14 (82%) 12 (100%) 8 (73%) 7 (78%) 14 (70%) 11 (79%) 9 (100%) c
Total 15 18 17 12 11 9 20 14 9 4

(Last updated 07/21/2021)

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Software Engineering – Total Enrollments by Degree

2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
MSE 109 83 73 56 55 39 45 48 45 30

(Last updated 07/21/2021)


Software Engineering – Total Enrollments by Demographic

MSE 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Total Enrl 109 83 73 56 55 39 45 48 45 30
Domestic 104 (95%) 80 (96%) 67 (92%) 48 (86%) 45 (82%) 31 (79%) 39 (87%) 44 (92%) 41 (91%) 26 (87%)
  Total URM * 14 (13%) 8 (10%) 5 (7%) 4 (7%) 4 (7%) - 2 (4%) 3 (6%) 3 (7%) 1 (3%)
    Black/Afr. Amer.   10 (9%)   7 (8%)   4 (5%)   3 (5%)   2 (4%) -   2 (4%)   3 (6%)   3 (7%)   1 (3%)
    Am. Ind./AK Native - - - - - - - - - -
    Hawaiian/Pac. Is. - - - - - - - - - -
    Hispanic/Latino   4 (4%)   1 (1%)   1 (1%)   1 (2%)   2 (4%) - - - - -
  Asian 9 (8%) 10 (12%) 11 (15%) 7 (13%) 8 (15%) 8 (21%) 5 (11%) 4 (8%) 5 (11%) 5 (17%)
  White 71 (65%) 57 (69%) 46 (63%) 34 (61%) 28 (51%) 22 (56%) 30 (67%) 37 (77%) 32 (71%) 20 (67%)
  Two or More 3 (3%) 2 (2%) 2 (3%) 1 (2%) 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
  Unknown 7 (6%) 3 (4%) 3 (4%) 2 (4%) 4 (7%) 1 (3%) 1 (2%) - - -
International 5 (5%) 3 (4%) 6 (8%) 8 (14%) 10 (18%) 8 (21%) 6 (13%) 4 (8%) 4 (9%) 4 (13%)

(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

MSE 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Female 13 (12%) 7 (8%) 6 (8%) 5 (9%) 7 (13%) 9 (23%) 12 (27%) 14 (29%) 8 (18%) 4 (13%)
Male 96 (88%) 76 (92%) 67 (92%) 51 (91%) 48 (87%) 30 (77%) 33 (73%) 34 (71%) 37 (82%) 26 (87%)
Total 109 83 73 56 55 39 45 48 45 30

(Last updated 07/21/2021)


Software Engineering – Total Degrees Conferred by Degree

ENGGV 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 * 2017/18 * 2018/19 * 2019/20 * 2020/21 *
MSE 37 28 24 10 22
Total 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
MSE 37 28 24 10 22 12 10 8 17 12

(Last updated 10/26/2021)

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Software Engineering – Median Time to Degree (years)

MSE 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
In Major/Degree * 3.7 3.4 3.2 2.9 3 3.3 3.6 3 2.7 2.9
First Enrollment 3.7 3.4 3.2 2.9 3 3.3 3.6 3 2.7 2.9
Number (n) n=37 n=28 n=24 n=10 n=22 n=12 n=10 n=8 n=17 n=12

(Last updated 10/27/2021)

*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.


Software Engineering – Degree Completion, GV Campus

MSE #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 23 - 6 3 2 1 1 - - - 13 57%
2012/13 Cohort 17 1 3 4 3 2 - 1 - 14 82%
2013/14 Cohort 17 2 6 2 1 - - 1 12 71%
2014/15 Cohort 14 4 2 1 1 - - 8 57%
2015/16 Cohort 11 3 3 2 1 1 10 91%
2016/17 Cohort 9 1 3 1 - 5 56%
2017/18 Cohort 21 1 9 5 15 71%
2018/19 Cohort 15 2 2 4 27%
2019/20 Cohort 9 3 3 33%
2020/21 Cohort 4

(Last updated 10/27/2021)

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