Cheyney University Of Pennsylvania

Cheyney University Of Pennsylvania

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, which was founded on February 25, 1837, was originally known as the African Institute. Shortly thereafter, it became the Institute for Colored Youth. Over the years, the institute's name was changed several times until it was given the name Cheyney University of Pennsylvania in 1983. This historically black university's campus is spread across 275 acres in Cheyney, Pennsylvania.

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania offers bachelor's degrees in arts, science, and education, and master's degrees in science, education, and public administration. The university has the following two academic divisions:

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Education

The athletics department of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania fields teams in basketball, football, volleyball, tennis, cross country track, and bowling. Nicknamed the Wolves, the teams compete in the NCAA Division II. The men's basketball team has won more than 15 PSAC conference championships, one national championship, and several Final Fours.

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Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
1837 University Circle
Cheyney , PA 19319-0200
General Phone: (610) 399-2000

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Cheyney Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts46English, geography courses, political science, sociology
Education and Teaching45educational administration, special ed, elementary school teaching
Business and Management30business management
Therapy and Counseling22psychology
Media15communication studies
Family and Social Work11public administration
Hospitality8hospitality management
Science7biology, biological and physical sciences
Construction Trades4apparel and textiles
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy3parks and recreation management
Art Studies1art studies

Number of programs and degrees for Cheyney in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree14715
Master's degree494

Cheyney Student Body

Cheyney is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, Cheyney had a total enrollment of 1,438 students (1,535 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 86%
Graduate 14%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 2%
Black 91%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 34%
20-21 29%
22-24 16%
25-29 6%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 3%
50-64 2%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York10%
New Jersey9%
Washington, DC8%

Cheyney Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 55 %

Cheyney Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 7,089
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 15,219
Room and board $ 7,156
Room charge $ 4,158
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,998
Books and supplies $ 1,300
Other expenses $ 2,655

Financial Aid:
Cheyney participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 331700)

Cheyney Faculty

Cheyney has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1110
Non-tenured and not on tenure track137

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*0*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year10$98,5719$97,106
Associate professoracademic year11$78,3208$76,942
Assistant professoracademic year8$64,31215$61,984
Instructoracademic year10$35,6646$36,661
All faculty totalacademic year39$69,70238$69,453

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Cheyney Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Basketball Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Track Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports01616

Cheyney Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textiles, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Public Administration

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Geography, Other
Political Science and Government, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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