Ave Maria University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$25,168
7% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$21,078
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.68%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
44.2%
3,404 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,310
96.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
46.2%
123 Graduates

About

Ave Maria University is a higher education institution located in Collier County, FL. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Ave Maria University were General Business Administration & Management (27 degrees awarded), Theological Studies (25 degrees), and General Psychology (25 degrees).

In 2022, 279 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Ave Maria University. 61.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (197 degrees), 6.57 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (30 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Ave Maria University is $25,168, which is $−3,162 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Ave Maria University is $25,168, which is $−3,162 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,078.

In 2022, 98% of undergraduate students attending Ave Maria University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 50% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$25,168
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Ave Maria University was $25,168. The cost of tuition at Ave Maria University is $−3,162 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$21,078
2022 Value
13.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Ave Maria University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,078. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Ave Maria University grew by 13.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,202
Room and Board
$1,260
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Ave Maria University was of $13,202 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 4.94% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,260. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
50%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Ave Maria University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 98% 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.
0.68%
2019 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Ave Maria University was 0.68%, which represents 2 out of the 294 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Ave Maria University received 3,404 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 8.12% annual growth. Out of those 3,404 applicants, 1,505 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 44.2% acceptance rate.

There were 1,310 students enrolled at Ave Maria University in 2022.

Ave Maria University has an overall enrollment yield of 23.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

44.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,505
Accepted Out of 3,404

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Ave Maria University was 44.2% (1,505 admissions from 3,404 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 64%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 8.12%, while admissions declined by −36.6%..

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Enrollment

Ave Maria University had a total enrollment of 1,310 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Ave Maria University is 1,266 students and the part-time enrollment is 44. This means that 96.6% of students enrolled at Ave Maria University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Ave Maria University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.7% White, 12.4% Hispanic or Latino, 4.2% Asian, 3.97% Black or African American, and 1.07% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Ave Maria University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (40%), followed by White Male (30.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (6.54%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (52.4%), followed by White Female (23.8%) and Asian Male (4.76%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Ave Maria University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,310 students. The full-time enrollment at Ave Maria University is 1,266 and the part-time enrollment is 44. This means that 96.6% of students enrolled at Ave Maria University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
2022 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 Ave Maria University was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Ave Maria University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    926 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    163 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    55 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Ave Maria University is 70.7% White, 12.4% Hispanic or Latino, 4.2% Asian, 3.97% Black or African American, and 1.07% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% 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, 62 students (4.73%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 65 more women than men received degrees from Ave Maria University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Ave Maria University is white (197 degrees awarded). There were 6.57 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (30 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Ave Maria University is General Business Administration & Management (27 degrees awarded), followed by Theological Studies (25 degrees) and General Psychology (25 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Ave Maria University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (35 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees), and History (10 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ave Maria University are Physicians (443,636 people), Other managers (243,287 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (234,834 people), Postsecondary teachers (212,485 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (202,435 people).

The most specialized majors at Ave Maria University in 2022 are Theology (35 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees), History (10 degrees), Biology (28 degrees), and Psychology (25 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ave Maria University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Ave Maria University are Theology (35 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees), History (10 degrees), Biology (28 degrees), and Psychology (25 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Ave Maria University are Elementary & secondary schools (650,540 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (637,222 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (515,261 people), Outpatient care centers (241,609 people), and Offices of physicians (238,427 people).

The most specialized majors at Ave Maria University are Theology (35 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (11 degrees), History (10 degrees), Biology (28 degrees), and Psychology (25 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common (2022)
  1. 27 degrees awarded
  2. 25 degrees awarded
  3. 25 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Ave Maria University was General Business Administration & Management with 27 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

107
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
172
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 107 degrees were awarded to men at Ave Maria University, which is 0.622 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (172).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 14 degrees were awarded to men at Ave Maria University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.08 times more than the 13 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 24 degrees were awarded to men at Ave Maria University in Theological Studies, which is 2.18 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

49%
100% Completion Time
53%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 49% of students graduating from Ave Maria University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 53% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 53% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Ave Maria University is Female and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 13% of graduates (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    197 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    30 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Ave Maria University is white (197 degrees awarded). There were 6.57 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (30 degrees).

10% of degree recipients (28 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    126 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    71 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    18 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Ave Maria University is white female (126 degrees awarded). There were 1.77 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (71 degrees).

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Operations

Ave Maria University has an endowment valued at nearly $8.68M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 1.67M (19.2%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Ave Maria University had a total salary expenditure of 46.7M. Ave Maria University employs 28 Assistant professors, 27 Associate professors and 7 Professors. Most academics at Ave Maria University are Male Associate professor (22), Male Assistant professor (17), and Female Assistant professor (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ave Maria University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 35 employees, Management, with 29 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 16 employees.

Endowment

$8.68M
2022 Endowment
0.231%
growth from 2021

Ave Maria University has an endowment valued at about $8.68M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Ave Maria University grew 0.231% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $40.6M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$15.6M
2022 Salaries
19.3%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Ave Maria University paid a median of $15.6M in salaries, which represents 33.3% of their overall expenditure ($46.7M) and a 19.3% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.21M
Instructional Salaries
69
Number of Employees

In 2022, Ave Maria University paid a total of $5.21M to 69 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
28 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
35 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Ave Maria University were Assistant professor with 28 employees, Associate professor with 27 employees, and Professor with 7 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ave Maria University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 35 employees, Management with 29 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 16 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Ave Maria University was Male Associate professor with 22 employees, Male Assistant professor with 17 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 11 employees.

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