Public 4 Year

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Cheyney, Pennsylvania

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Cheyney University of Pennsylvania overview
Location Cheyney, Pennsylvania
Online cheyney.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, located in Cheyney, Pennsylvania, holds the distinction of being the oldest historically black college or university (HBCU) in the United States, with its establishment dating back to 1837. The institution offers a serene, predominantly residential campus environment amidst historic buildings and green spaces. In proximity to the major city of Philadelphia, the campus provides a blend of rural tranquility and convenient access to urban amenities. Cheyney University extends a range of undergraduate programs with popular majors in business administration, recreational management, and hotel, restaurant, and tourism management. Although selective in its admissions process, the university maintains a commitment to providing educational opportunities to a diverse student body. Accommodations are provided with options for on-campus living, which contributes to the supportive educational environment. Notably, Cheyney University is recognized for its Keystone Honors Academy, designed to enrich the academic experience of high-achieving students. The university?s athletics, known as the Cheyney Wolves, include teams that have historically competed in the NCAA's Division II, however the college is not specifically noted for its athletic program achievements in recent years.

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  621 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 76 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $7,716 plus fees of $3,188.

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.
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Admission Requirements

Open Admission

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Annual Cost to Attend

Pennsylvania Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$100
Other Fees$3,188
Room and Board $11,262
Budget for Other Expenses$2,982
Total One Year Cost$25,248

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$100
Other Fees$3,188
Room and Board $11,262
Budget for Other Expenses$2,982
Total One Year Cost$32,964

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$30,700 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

24% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Cheyney University of Pennsylvania students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 22%
Business 18%
Psychology 15%
Biology 10%
Education 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=211608 IPEDS survey data for Cheyney University of Pennsylvania.

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