Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career
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Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career is in a town that is between 10 and 35 miles from an urban area. It is in the Lewisburg PA area.
Address
1339 Saint Mary Street Suite 2
Lewisburg, PA 17837
www.csiu.org/lpn
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Programs offered by this school
Size corresponds to the number of graduates and color indicates field of study
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
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Programs
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Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Award Levels
1-2 Year Certificate
Quick Facts
Student Focus
Single-sex: women
Institutional Control
Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career is a public organization.
Undergraduate Students
Accreditation
good
Accreditation provides important oversight over a school's instructional practices and institutional stability.
Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career holds an accreditation from one of the national accreditors. Credits earned from the national accreditors are often not accepted by schools holding the more prestigious regional accreditation, and it's important to verify that your credits will transfer if you are considering an eventual switch to another school.
Accreditation History
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (Accredited December 1, 1980 - present)
  • The next accreditation review is scheduled for December 31, 2020.
Student Attention
Context: Freshman satisfaction
Do most freshman choose to return for a sophomore year?
Context: Students per full-time instructor
Full-time faculty are mostly likely to be on campus and available for interaction, and to craft up-to-date courses and programs.
Context: Instructional expenditures per student
Although spending is not a guarantee of a good classroom experience, high spending can hint at a priority placed on quality in the classroom.
Students on campus
Study Types
About 48% of students are full-time. No students take distance education courses.
Full-time
48%
Online classes
0%
Context: Student body size
Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career has 156 students.
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Graduation Rate
Approximately 48% of undergraduate students are full-time. In the last reporting year, 67% of full-time first-time students received a degree within 150% of the expected time for completion.
67%
Time to complete
On time
50% more time
Context: Graduation rate
These numbers reflect the percentage of full-time first-time students who graduate with a 2-year degree or certificate within 3 years.
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Loan Status
This donut shows the percentage of students who are in good standing (green) in repaying any federal student loans five years after leaving Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career.
Status of loans
Currently paying
Not released due to privacy
Context: Loans with good standing
This is better performance than at least 64% of its context schools, and is evidence that alumni earnings-to-debt ratios are better than for most of the context schools' alumni.
student race/origin
Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career reports that 6% of students are minority, which is near the middle of the context schools. Similarly, this school's 0 of international students is near the middle proportion of international students within the context schools.
Race/Origin
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
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student gender
Is the gender balance of Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career students important to you? You can see the breakdown in this donut chart. For many context groups, the balance is not 50-50, so be sure to check out the context chart below.
Gender
Men
Women
Context: Percentage of women
Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career is a single-sex institution.
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Opportunities and Services
Does Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career offer good activities, services, and academic options for you? Here's what we found!
Undergraduate services offered

Remedial services

Academic/career counseling services

Placement services for program completers

Undergraduate Student Satisfaction and Success
Student Satisfaction
Context: Percentage of students who return after their first year

If students come back for a second year, that suggests they are satisfied and able to succeed. The schools with satisfied freshmen should score above that dark gray 50% mark.

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Do alumni earn enough to repay college loans?

Even if you don't need financial aid, the ability of past students to successfully repay loans speaks to the value of the education received.

Choose how to look at loan repayment
Five year overview
Loan defaults and burden
Success in loan repayment
Student groups and successful repayment
Where do alumni stand after five years?

This snapshot shows the status of students in their federal loan repayments in 2016, having departing from the school in 2012. The green wedges are the alumni in good standing, so look for a school with lots of green!

Student loan status
Currently paying
Not released due to privacy
Good standing in context

How does the percentage of students who fill those green wedges at Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career compare to other schools? The interactive bars below show you the distribution of how alumni at other schools are doing.

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Classroom Quality
Student attention at Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career

Schools are required to report the ratio of students per instructor, but look for a small number of students for every full-time instructor as your best indicator of personal attention and a modern well-integrated curriculum.

Context: Number of students per instructor
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Full-time and long-term instructors at Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career
Full-time faculty are mostly likely to be on campus and available for interaction, and to craft up-to-date courses and programs. Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career has 67% full-time instructors, and 67% of the context schools have a lower percentage of full-time faculty. Faculty with multi-year contracts provide additional stability and commitment to the school and its students. Within the full-time instructors at Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career, none have multi-year employment contracts. Of the context schools, only 29% have instructors with multi-year contracts.
Full-time instructors
67%
Long-term instructors
0%
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Student Body
Which students comprise the campus?

Who might be attending school with you? We'll look at what degrees most students have received, whether they are on campus or online, a little about their path, and the overall student body size. Our aim is to give some idea of what the campus culture might be.

See what degrees have been awarded

This donut chart shows you what degrees were awarded by Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career last year, and gives you a good idea of this school's focus. Make sure this school's focus matches your goals.

1-2 Year Certificate
What percentage of students are online and not on campus?

There are performance problems with many online-focused schools -- you can read about this in an Ididio case study, but you may want some online options to give you greater flexibility.

Fall enrollment
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No online courses
Some courses online
All courses online
Where are the other undergraduate students in their studies?

You will be most happy at a school with a large number of students who are like you, whether that's someone who enters right out of high school, or someone who is transferring, or someone who isn't ready to work towards a degree.

Degree-seeking: first-time
Degree-seeking: continuing
Degree-seeking: transfer-in
Non-degree-seeking
Student body size

Another breakdown that can help is a view of the student body size. Here we show student counts, including part-time versus full-time students. If the proportion of students that best describes you is relatively small, then is it possible that another school might be better-prepared to meet your needs?

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Freshman residences

A high proportion of international and out-of-state students speaks to reputation and offers an opportunity for diverse interactions in and out of class.

Freshman residence
In-state
Out-of-state
International
Not Reported
Choose how to look at freshman residence
Residence in context
Residence over time
Freshman residences in context
How does the geographic diversity at Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career compare to the context group?
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Student race/origin

The NPR article A Campus More Colorful Than Reality: Beware That College Brochure emphasizes the importance of judging a school's diversity based on solid data as promotional materials are eager to suggest a multicultural student body.

Student race is only categorized for non-international students, and international students are listed separately.

Race/Origin
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
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Race/Origin in context
Race/origin over time
Context: Student race/origin
Here we offer some context as we compare diversity at Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career with that of the current context group.
4%94%1%1%0%20%40%60%80%100%Pacific IslanderAmerican IndianMultiracialNot ReportedInternationalHispanicAsianBlackWhite
Student age distribution

The age distribution at a school can tell you a lot about its mission. If you're looking for a traditional undergraduate experience, you may prefer to see students who are mostly younger than 25 (lighter shades), but if you want support as a returning student, a large number of students 25 and older (darker shades) may better suit your needs.

Age range
18-19
20-21
22-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-49
50-64
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Age in context
Age over time
Context: Age distribution
Seeing the age distribution in context lets us evaluate the focus at Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career compared to the focus for the context schools.
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Student gender distribution
The donut shows the gender breakdown for students at Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career.
Why are genders so rarely 50-50?

There are multiple outside factors that can affect the gender balance of students recruited by schools. As an example, within less-affluent families higher education is more frequently attained by women than by men, a phenomenon explored in the Atlantic. Therefore, schools serving lower-income populations may be more likely to see a gender imbalance. On the other hand, some colleges may offer predominantly degrees that are stereotypically associated with a single gender, affecting the ratio of men to women accordingly.

Gender
Men
Women
Choose how to look at gender
Gender in context
Gender over time
Context: Gender Balance
It is very difficult for many types of schools to achieve a gender balance, and this context is valuable in evaluating the balance at Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career.
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Programs Offered
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
A program that prepares individuals to assist in providing general nursing care under the direction of a registered nurse, physician or dentist. Includes instruction in taking patient vital signs, applying sterile dressings, patient health education, and assistance with examinations and treatment

Note: The name and definition of this program are based on Department of Education CIP code descriptions, which ensures uniform reporting across schools in the US. Please check this school's website for detailed program information and their specific course descriptions.

Choose how to look at program completions
By Level
By Race/Origin
By Gender
Completions in Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training by award level
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1-2 Year Certificate

Recently College Scorecard released data on starting salaries and cumulative federal student debt for each school/program combination with sufficient graduates to allow for privacy concerns with data releases. Shown in the box plots below are data for all schools offering practical nursing, vocational nursing and nursing assistants (which may contain several related fields) by award level. If a value is reported for Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career, then that is shown in blue.

Starting Salaries
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Cumulative Federal Student Loan Debt
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Admissions
Admissions Overview

Here are some important dates and little tidbits. Please double-check this information on the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career's webpage for the most up-to-date and accurate answers! We update this information with each school's annual reporting, but information can change unexpectedly. Select any item to view the details.

Admissions Criteria & Qualifications
Admissions Criteria & Qualifications
Application Fee & Common App
Application Fee & Common App
Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career has an undergraduate application fee of $75. We did not find Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career on the Common Application site. Keep in mind that it never hurts to inquire with an Admissions office to see whether they might be willing to waive your application fee.
Applicant accepance and subsequent enrollment

Acceptance is a two-way street, because while you may be concerned about whether or not your favorite school will accept you, the colleges and universities are equally worried about whether you will attend if accepted.

Percentage of applicants who are accepted
A low percentage here can indicate that a school is highly selective. We think this is one of the least important numbers for you to consider.
Selectivity can be misleading

You may have heard that a high rejection rate is an indicator of a good school. However, this number can be gamed, and some schools started gaming the system to perform better in college ratings books and sites. Ididio believes a combination of good outcomes (e.g. successful graduation rates and loan repayments) along with indicators of a well-prepared student body (e.g. test scores and high school records) are the best indicators of a good academic experience for those who attend. Our advice is that you don't pay too much attention to this number as you decide whether you might be admitted.

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Percentage of accepted students who choose to attend

This is called the yield, and it suggests whether this was a first-choice school or a back-up school for most applicants. Even the most prestigious Ivy League schools lose about a third of their accepted students come enrollment time.

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Campus overview
No Student Housing Available

This school does not report any housing for students.

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School finances
Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career: What its budget can tell you about classroom quality

Where a school spends and collects its money can suggest a lot about the educational experience it offers. The tabs below offer a look at spending that is important for the quality of your experience if you attend.

Choose Classroom aspect
Instructional spending
Context and trends: Instructional expenditures per student

Instructional expenses are primarily the salary and benefits paid to the heart of a school: its full-time instructors. High expenditures in this area suggest care in hiring enough highly qualified full-time faculty to provide personal attention and up-to-date subject-area excellence.

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Chart explanation
Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career
On the blue curve, we see how the instructional expenses per student at Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career have changed over the years.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the instructional expenses per student for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
All values have been adjusted for inflation. Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Does Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career have stable finances?
You want to attend schools that can meet their annual expenses, and have other indicators of strong financial health.
Should this school's stability matter to you?

The main focus in this section is an analysis of the financial stability of Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career. However, as a public institution, Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career doesn't follow the same rules of survival as private institutions. Even if a public college or university closes, we think it's highly likely that you would be presented with multiple good options for transferring your credits fully at a different state institution. The only measure that we believe is likely to impact you is a high dependence on state appropriations.

Choose budget aspect
Core operating margin
Government appropriations
Net assets per student
Tuition dependence
Context and trends: Government appropriations as a percentage of all revenue

Appropriations are monies provided by local, state, or federal governments generally intended to be applied towards annual operating expenses -- your tax dollars at work! Such state-level funding is what makes public institutions affordable for in-state students. If a school has a high proportion of its budget from appropriations, then it is especially vulnerable to the whims of the government. If you want to see an example of this, check out the public schools in Illinois, whose elected officials decided they wanted to drastically reduce spending on education. The context schools here consist only of public and private-not-for profit schools; for-profit institutions do not report on this category of funding.

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Chart explanation
Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career
On the blue curve, we see how the percentage of revenue from government appropriations at Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career has changed over the years.
Context Schools
The shading shows the spread of the percentage of revenue from government appropriations for the context schools. The dark shading shows the middle 50% of context schools, and the light shading shows all but the smallest and largest 10%.
Customize your context group using the gear at the top of the page!
Does incoming revenue consistently cover expenses?

Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career is a public school. Along with private not-for-profit schools, publicly-controlled schools do not have the goal of annual profit, but they do want to have healthy finances with adequate revenue to meet all expenses. On the other hand, private for-profit schools have creating a profit for shareholders as an annual goal.

Total revenue and expenses by category

We divided revenue and expenses for Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career into categories to give some insight to what may have influenced peaks and ditches in the chart above. The purple shades correspond most directly to student education. The blue shades, auxiliary expenses and revenue, are often related to room and board. We show investment gains and losses in apricot.

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Tuition and fees revenue
Government appropriations etc.
Other revenue
Instructional expenses
Academic support expenses
Other expenses
The power of a large endowment

Related to the previous question of whether the annual revenue stream is stable is the question, "How deep are this school's pockets?" For many schools, a major source of annual income is investment growth. Schools with large endowments have a built-in revenue stream, although you'll see in the accompanying graphs that this revenue stream is highly dependent on the nation's economy. You can choose how to examine the depth of Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career's resources by selecting from the buttons below.

Net Assets Per Student

Here we examine assets at Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career in context, and it seems most fair to adjust for the size of the institution. We examine the assets per full-time-equivalent student so that we level the playing field for size.

There's a catch to these assets, though. Many gifts to a school's endowment have strings attached; the money is restricted to a specific purpose. Assets shown in green below are unrestricted, and are very important to a school's ability to meet its financial obligations. Some assets are the land and buildings that a school must have in order to function, and these may appear as green (unrestricted assets) but are nonetheless less helpful in meeting annual financial commitments. This look at assets is only a piece of the puzzle as we decide if a school is stable.

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Context: 2018 net assets per student
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