Sacred Heart University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$39,570

3.99% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$40,177

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

3.3%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

60.3%

9,992 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

8,543

71% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

72.4%

710 Graduates

About

Sacred Heart University is a higher education institution located in Fairfield County, CT. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Sacred Heart University were Registered Nursing (161 degrees awarded), Athletic Trainer (122 degrees), and General Psychology (120 degrees).

In 2017, 2,474 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Sacred Heart University. 66.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,598 degrees), 6.63 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (241 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Sacred Heart University is $39,570, which is $18,837 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Sacred Heart University is $39,570, which is $18,837 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $40,177.

In 2017, 89% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 61% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$39,570

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Sacred Heart University was $39,570. The cost of tuition at Sacred Heart University is $18,837 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$40,177

2017 Value

2.67%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Sacred Heart University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $40,177. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Sacred Heart University grew by 2.67%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,456

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Sacred Heart University was of $12,456 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 1.26% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

89%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

61%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

89% of undergraduate students at Sacred Heart University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 3.49% with respect to 2016, when 86% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

3.3%

2016 Default Rate

66

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Sacred Heart University was 3.3%, which represents 66 out of the 1998 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Sacred Heart University received 9,992 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0.25% annual decline. Out of those 9,992 applicants, 6,023 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 60.3% acceptance rate.

There were 8,543 students enrolled at Sacred Heart University in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Sacred Heart University has an overall enrollment yield of 23%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

60.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

6,023

Accepted Out of 9,992

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Sacred Heart University was 60.3% (6,023 admissions from 9,992 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 57.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -0.25%, while admissions grew by 5.1%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Sacred Heart University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Sacred Heart University has a total enrollment of 8,543 students. The full-time enrollment at Sacred Heart University is 6,068 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,475. This means that 71% of students enrolled at Sacred Heart University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Sacred Heart University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.5% White, 9.47% Hispanic or Latino, 5.08% Black or African American, 2.28% Asian, 1.95% Two or More Races, 0.129% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0936% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Sacred Heart University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (48.9%), followed by White Male (26.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.02%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (45.3%), followed by White Male (15.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.06%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

71%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Sacred Heart University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,543 students. The full-time enrollment at Sacred Heart University is 6,068 and the part-time enrollment is 2,475. This means that 71% of students enrolled at Sacred Heart University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Sacred Heart University was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Sacred Heart University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,019

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    809

  3. Black or African American

    434

The enrolled student population at Sacred Heart University is 70.5% White, 9.47% Hispanic or Latino, 5.08% Black or African American, 2.28% Asian, 1.95% Two or More Races, 0.129% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0936% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 518 students (6.06%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 828 more women than men received degrees from Sacred Heart University. The majority of degree recipients at Sacred Heart University are white (1,598 degrees awarded). There were 6.63 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (241 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Sacred Heart University is Registered Nursing (161 degrees awarded), followed by Athletic Trainer (122 degrees) and General Psychology (120 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Sacred Heart University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (261 degrees awarded), Communications (129 degrees), and Psychology (162 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Sacred Heart University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,058,452 people), Registered nurses (1,408,007 people), Software developers (453,399 people), Other managers (373,956 people), and Education administrators (335,242 people).

The most specialized majors at Sacred Heart University are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (261 degrees awarded), Communications (129 degrees), Psychology (162 degrees), Health (818 degrees), and Education (246 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Sacred Heart University are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Sacred Heart University are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (261 degrees awarded), Communications (129 degrees), Psychology (162 degrees), Health (818 degrees), and Education (246 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Sacred Heart University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,275,528 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,747,306 people), Computer Systems Design (626,932 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (618,983 people), and Outpatient care centers (371,533 people).

The most specialized majors at Sacred Heart University are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (261 degrees awarded), Communications (129 degrees), Psychology (162 degrees), Health (818 degrees), and Education (246 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 161 degrees awarded

  2. 122 degrees awarded

  3. 120 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Sacred Heart University was Registered Nursing with 161 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 823

  2. 1,651

In 2017, 823 degrees were awarded to men at Sacred Heart University, which is 0.498 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,651).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 159 degrees were awarded to men at Sacred Heart University in General Computer & Information Sciences, which is 1.69 times more than the 94 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 242 degrees were awarded to women at Sacred Heart University in Registered Nursing, which is 16.1 times more than the 15 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

58%

100% Completion Time

64%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 58% of students graduating from Sacred Heart University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 64% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 64% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Sacred Heart University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 19.2% of graduates (136 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,598 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    241 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    135 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Sacred Heart University is white (1,598 degrees awarded). There were 6.63 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (241 degrees).

9.74% of degree recipients (241 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,143 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    455 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    93 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Sacred Heart University is white female (1,143 degrees awarded). There were 2.51 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (455 degrees).

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Operations

Sacred Heart University has an endowment valued at nearly $158M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $15.3M (9.69%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Sacred Heart University had a total salary expenditure of $200M. Sacred Heart University employs 117 Assistant professors, 101 Associate professors, and 37 Professors. Most academics at Sacred Heart University are Female Assistant professors (77), Female Associate professors(52), and Male Associate professors (49).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sacred Heart University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 129 employees, Management, with 118 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 84 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$158M

2017 Endowment

11.4%

growth from 2016

Sacred Heart University has an endowment valued at about $158M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Sacred Heart University grew 11.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $124M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $2.02M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Sacred Heart University received $2.02M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$64.5M

2017 Salaries

6.91%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Sacred Heart University paid a median of $64.5M in salaries, which represents 32.3% of their overall expenditure ($200M) and a 6.91% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.47% growth from 2015 and a 7.23% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$25.2M

Instructional Salaries

296

Number of Employees

In 2017, Sacred Heart University paid a total of $25.2M to 296 employees working as instructors, which represents 39% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

117 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

129 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Sacred Heart University were Assistant professor with 117 employees; Associate professor with 101 employees; and Associate professor with 37 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sacred Heart University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 129 employees; Management with 118 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 84 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Sacred Heart University was Female Assistant professor with 77 employees, Female Associate professor with 52 employees, and Male Associate professor with 49 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Sacred Heart University.

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