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

    Founded in 1837 as the Institute for Colored Youth, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is the oldest of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities in America. The founding of Cheyney University was made possible by Richard Humphreys, a Quaker philanthropist who bequeathed $10,000, one tenth of his estate, to design and establish a school to educate the descendents of the African race.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • General Education Courses
    • Career Services available upon completion
    Credit Accepted
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of transfer credits are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Postbaccalaureate certificate
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
      Disability Services Student
      • 3% or Less
    • Admission
      Total Applicants
      Full Time Retention Rate 60%
    • Student Demographics
      Total Enrolled 1,756
      Native American 2.0
      Asian 3.0
      African American 1,576.0
      Hispanic 26.0
      Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,355
      Enrolled FullTime Graduates 19

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