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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
4.69% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
2,861 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
68.4% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
288 Graduates

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The median tuition at DeSales University is $33,500, which is $1,290 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,549.

In 2016, 82% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 66% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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DeSales University received 2,861 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 5.73% annual growth. Out of those 2,861 applicants, 2,181 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76.2% acceptance rate.

There were 3,309 students enrolled at DeSales University in 2016, and 82% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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

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DeSales University has a total enrollment of 3,309 students. The full-time enrollment at DeSales University is 2,264 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,045. This means that 68.4% of students enrolled at DeSales University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at DeSales University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 73.4% White, 9.9% Hispanic or Latino, 3.6% Black or African American, 2.84% Asian, 2.57% Two or More Races, 0.03% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.03% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at DeSales University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (24.1%), followed by White Male (18.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.11%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (6.65%), followed by White Male (3.14%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (0.39%).

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In 2016, 284 more women than men graduated from DeSales University. The majority of students graduating from DeSales University are White. These 664 graduates mean that there were 7.63 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 87 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at DeSales University is Registered Nursing with 85 graduates, followed by General Business Administration & Management with 53 graduates and General Psychology with 50 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at DeSales University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Visual & Performing Arts, with 67 graduates, followed by Protective Services with 65 graduates and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure with 28 graduates.


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DeSales University has an endowment valued at nearly $69.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.32M (1.9%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, DeSales University had a total expenditure of $65.3M. Of that $65.3M, they spent $24.1M on salaries and $7.2M on benefits.

DeSales University employs 62 Assistant professors, 36 Associate professors, and 15 Professors. Most academics at DeSales University are Female Assistant professors (38), Male Assistant professors (24), and Male Associate professors (21).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at DeSales University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 53 employees, Service, with 51 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 42 employees.



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