Mansfield University Of Pennsylvania

Mansfield University Of Pennsylvania

Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, also known as MU, is located in Mansfield, Pennsylvania, United States. It was established in the year 1857 as the Mansfield Classical Seminary. After a few name and status changes, it became Mansfield University in 1983. MU is one of the state universities of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university campus spreads across an area of more than 170 acres. MU offers over 70 undergraduate, more than 8 graduate, more than 6 associate, over 60 minor and several baccalaureate programs in diverse areas of study.

MU is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. It supports more than 12 intercollegiate sports teams that participate in the Division II level. The athletes participate in sports such as field hockey, basketball, swimming, soccer, softball, cross-country, indoor track, and track & field.

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Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
Mansfield , PA 16933
General Phone: (570) 662-4000

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Mansfield Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts148French language, Spanish language, English, technical and business writing, library science, economics, geography, political science, social studies, ...
Education and Teaching119education, special ed, elementary school teaching
Security and Law Enforcement73criminal justice and administration
Business and Management53business management
Nursing and Emergency Medicine48registered nursing
Therapy and Counseling45psychology, mental and social health services, music therapy
Family and Social Work43food and nutrition, social work
Science43biology, aquatic biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Music31music, music performance, music management
Media20communication studies
Medical Support and Technology17radiation therapist, respiratory care tech
Computer Science and Engineering14computer and info science
Art Studies13art studies
Fine Arts10art history and criticism
Religion and Philosophy1philosophy

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree50833
Associate's degree296
Master's degree1527

Mansfield Student Body

In 2007-2008, Mansfield had a total enrollment of 3,338 students (3,078 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 40%
Women 60%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 84%
Graduate 16%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 84%
Black 6%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 31%
20-21 28%
22-24 15%
25-29 9%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

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

New York13%
New Jersey2%

Mansfield Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 66 %
Part-Time 33 %

Mansfield Room and Board (2007)

Mansfield offers campus housing for 1,800 of its 3,078 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Mansfield Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal430530
SAT Math430540
SAT Writing420510
ACT Composite1722

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT97%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT10%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Mansfield Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 7,359
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 15,488
Room and board $ 6,672
Room charge $ 4,060
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,612
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 2,100

Financial Aid:
Mansfield participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 332400)

Mansfield Faculty

Mansfield has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1716
Non-tenured and not on tenure track511

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year30$99,64117$93,538
Associate professoracademic year30$77,85824$74,655
Assistant professoracademic year23$61,27818$60,606
Instructoracademic year4$48,11712$45,441
All faculty totalacademic year87$79,61971$70,677

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

Mansfield Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Baseball Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Track Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports04141

Mansfield Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Library Science/Librarianship
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Technical and Business Writing

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Music Management and Merchandising
Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Religion And Philosophy

Aquatic Biology/Limnology
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Music Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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