Cheyney University of Pennsylvania in Cheyney

Cheyney, PA

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Cheyney University of Pennsylvania offers 81-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 10:1. 1 high safety campus. 49.7% are women, and 50.3% are men. Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is 14493$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $13940 and $25540 per year. 25% of full-time Cheyney University of Pennsylvania students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $29,500, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$13,434
$30,001 - $48,000$14,129
$48,001 - $75,000$17,652
$75,001 - $110,000$20,877



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 5008

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


910 of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 91 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Cheyney University of Pennsylvania number 112 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Pennsylvania.

Students at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Cheyney University of Pennsylvania.


ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Cheyney University of Pennsylvania graduation rate is below the national average.

25% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Cheyney University of Pennsylvania completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is 10:1, that means that for every 10 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Cheyney University of Pennsylvania the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Pennsylvania.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 1837 University Circle address in Cheyney, Pennsylvania.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania with 4.99% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, aggravated assault, and robbery.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania offers 81 programs in total: 69 are for Bachelor's degree and 12 are Master's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 394 universities in Pennsylvania state. Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is one of the few institutions in Pennsylvania that offers a Bachelor's degree program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Pennsylvania state average data to help you compare.


Cheyney University of Pennsylvania provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 967 students with 29018 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 15 with 354 credit hours.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

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I love my HBCU..I was voted "Miss Freshman 2017-2018" and I had so much fun . I am sadly transferring, because they are taking away the sports programs and I was on a track scholarship, but my experience at Cheyney was unforgettable. Its a family atmosphere to say the least, everyone knows each other on campus which makes it comfortable even for freshman.

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I love Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. I am honored to say that I will be graduating from Cheyney University in May, 2018. An unmatched college experience at a University that has been established to educate African Americans. I encourage all high school senior to apply to Cheyney University. Come visit the University and walk our historical campus and eat from Ada George’s dinning Hall. Better yet, if you do not feel like siting grab a “BRB” from our famous snack bar!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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My experience, education and treatment at Cheyney University can be matched regarding faculty's teaching, support and compassion to only one of five universities I attended and it is the one where I received my Doctorate in Psychology, and my studies at Princeton University. The professors at Cheyney were supportive and they encouraged my professional development. My strengths were recognized because I studied and put the work in that was required. I was referred to attend Princeton University, APA conferences and the professors assisted two Psychology majors with the cost; appointed to the National Honor's Association In Psychology by a Cheyney faculty member. Encouraged to mobilize by another professor, "Keep going" he said, and I did continue my education, in Virginia, at Irvine California, and Camden NJ. Cheyney Professors Care about Student's SuccessThe education at Cheyney was and is supportive and the faculty strives to help you to succeed. Your success depends on your own determination and consistency. I encourage anyone to study at Cheyney. I have several good friends who are graduates. One is a teacher. He credits a Cheyney professor for his success as a Certified Teacher. He said it got tuff for him and the professor recognized his passion and academic problems which were unrelated to his intellectual ability. It was associated with some other struggle that our young African American males may encounter in life. The professor believed in him and helped him to believe in himself. He completed an assignment in which he is proud of today. He is now a compassionate teacher and musician. Next, another male after graduating managed a program of over 90 mentally ill clients and his team. We identify as being a part of the Cheyney family and are proud graduates. I encourage anyone who is reading this commentary to judge Cheyney from your own experience or perspective, because it is the one that will make the difference in most aspects of your life.

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Overall Rating:

Despite the issues at the university, Cheyney has created a reflective and visionary leader in myself. I would not have went to any other HBCU, or any other PASHEE school. Cheyney taught me that it was safe to be black in modern day America. Being that I transferred in to CU, I know that the issues Cheyney faces, every other school faces. I love my HBCU.

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Overall Rating:

If I could rate lower I would. I transferred into this school and I will be out after this year. I have had 4 friends leave before the school year was over because of how unprofessional this school is. No one does their job. The teachers are excellent but as far as the other staff goes, no one has a purpose to be their. I feel that most of the other staff never went to school and getting a job at Cheyney was a last resort. They do not like to answer the phones to solve problems, they play around with peoples money, the dorms are very dated and they don't even have enough students to fill them. This school should be shut down, it is a school for rejects and people who aren't serious about school. It is a waste of time for those who are serious. The athletics department has different people quitting their jobs everyday and currently has no one in charge. Coaches are leaving because they receive no support from the school. My list could go on but I just hope no one else falls for the trick that I did.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 1837 University Circle


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6103992275

Institution is active in current year: 1

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