Gratz College

Overview of Gratz College

The campus of Gratz is in Melrose Park, PA, which is a large suburb. Its Jewish nature is one of the defining aspects of the school. Gratz is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school include, at the school's highest level, the Doctoral degree.

Areas of Study

Gratz is known for its programs in education and teaching.

Gratz Selectivity

Its open admissions system makes the school an attractive choice for many applicants.


Gratz has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, the school had 441 students enrolled (365 full-time equivalent). A large number of students at Gratz are 40 years old or older. A very high share of students at the school are female.

Student Life

A lot of students at Gratz attend part-time.

More complete details are provided below.

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Gratz College
7605 Old York Rd
Melrose Park , PA 19027-3010

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Gratz Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching255education
Religion and Philosophy30Jewish studies, religious education, religious music, theology and religious vocations

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree2755
Bachelor's degree01
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years61
Postbaccalaureate certificate41

Gratz Student Body

In 2007-2008, Gratz had a total enrollment of 441 students (365 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 1%
Graduate 99%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 91%
Black 5%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
20-21 0%
22-24 10%
25-29 30%
30-34 20%
35-39 14%
40-49 16%
50-64 11%

Gratz Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 100 %
Part-Time 100 %

Gratz Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Cheltenham, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Gratz Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 12,000
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 12,000
Books and supplies $ 790

Financial Aid:
Gratz participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 405800)

Gratz Faculty

Gratz has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*2*
Associate professorcalendar year2*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year3$68,0372*

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

Gratz Degree Programs (2007)

Education And Teaching
Education, General

Religion And Philosophy
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Religious Education
Religious/Sacred Music
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other

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Gratz Highlights

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What Sets Gratz Apart:

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% of freshmen enrolled part-time
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% students 40 years or older
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Female % of student body
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% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Salaries of full-time faculty
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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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