Slippery Rock University Of Pennsylvania

Slippery Rock University Of Pennsylvania

Founded in 1889, the Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, also known as The Rock or SRU, is a public master's-level university. It is located in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania and offers several doctoral programs in cooperation with the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. It is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The campus covers an area of 611 acres.

SRU offers an array of degrees and programs in diverse fields of study. The university is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Business, Information and Social Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Health, Environment and Science
  • College of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts

Slippery Rock University's sports teams are known as the Rocks.

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Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
1 Morrow Way
Slippery Rock , PA 16057-1383
General Phone: (724) 738-9000

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Slippery Rock University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching339special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy321parks and recreation management, health and physical education, athletic trainer
Business and Management249business management
Liberal Arts231French language, Spanish language, English, anthropology, geography, political science, sociology, history
Therapy and Counseling119psychology, counseling psychology, clinical social work, physical therapy
Science104biology, ecology, science and society, chemistry, geology, physics
Nursing and Emergency Medicine80registered nursing
Media71communication studies
Engineering Technician52occupational safety tech
Computer Science and Engineering34computer and info science, information technology
Family and Social Work31social work
Medicine30public health
Art Studies25art studies
Drama and Performing Arts24dance, drama
Conservation and Resource Management6conservation
Religion and Philosophy1philosophy

Number of programs and degrees for Slippery Rock University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,50635
Master's degree19313
Postbaccalaureate certificate192
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years62
Doctor's degree - professional practice511

Slippery Rock University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Slippery Rock University had a total enrollment of 8,325 students (8,145 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 42%
Women 58%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 90%
Graduate 10%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 85%
Black 5%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 31%
20-21 33%
22-24 20%
25-29 7%
30-34 2%
35-39 2%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

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

New York2%
(International Students)1%
New Jersey1%

Slippery Rock University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 78 %

Slippery Rock University Room and Board (2007)

Slippery Rock University offers campus housing for 2,774 of its 8,145 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Slippery Rock, 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.

Slippery Rock University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal450530
SAT Math460550
SAT Writing430530
ACT Verbal1724
ACT Math1823
ACT Composite1923

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT89%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT17%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Slippery Rock University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,935
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,707
Room and board $ 8,290
Room charge $ 5,730
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,560
Books and supplies $ 1,322
Other expenses $ 1,678

Financial Aid:
Slippery Rock University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 332700)

Slippery Rock University Faculty

Slippery Rock University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3251
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2016

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year60$97,77732$97,214
Associate professoracademic year54$79,04641$77,785
Assistant professoracademic year48$65,69171$66,437
Instructoracademic year22$51,55715$48,379
All faculty totalacademic year184$78,383159$73,854

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

Slippery Rock University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

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

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports2779106

Slippery Rock University 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
Information Technology

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources/Conservation, General

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

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Engineering Technician
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Music, General

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

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General
Science, Technology and Society

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical/Medical Social Work
Counseling Psychology
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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