Fontbonne University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$25,100

3.51% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$22,599

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

4.36%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

92.4%

550 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,375

71.3% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

51.7%

78 Graduates

About

Fontbonne University is a higher education institution located in St. Louis County, MO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Fontbonne University were General Business Administration & Management (39 degrees awarded), General Special Education & Teaching (22 degrees), and Speech-Language Pathology (21 degrees).

In 2017, 529 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Fontbonne University. 69.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (352 degrees), 4.24 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (83 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Fontbonne University is $25,100, which is $4,367 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Fontbonne University is $25,100, which is $4,367 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 $22,599.

In 2017, 89% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 69% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$25,100

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Fontbonne University was $25,100. The cost of tuition at Fontbonne University is $4,367 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$22,599

2017 Value

11.4%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Fontbonne University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,599. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Fontbonne University grew by 11.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,595

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Fontbonne University was of $8,595 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.319% 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

69%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

89% of undergraduate students at Fontbonne University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 4.71% with respect to 2016, when 85% 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.

4.36%

2016 Default Rate

27

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Fontbonne University was 4.36%, which represents 27 out of the 619 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

Fontbonne University received 550 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 15.3% annual growth. Out of those 550 applicants, 508 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 92.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,375 students enrolled at Fontbonne University in 2017, and 1% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Fontbonne University has an overall enrollment yield of 27.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

92.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

508

Accepted Out of 550

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Fontbonne University was 92.4% (508 admissions from 550 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 89.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 15.3%, while admissions grew by 19%.

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SAT Scores

1%

Submission Percentage

1

Scores Submitted

1% of enrolled first-time students at Fontbonne University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Fontbonne University has a total enrollment of 1,375 students. The full-time enrollment at Fontbonne University is 981 students and the part-time enrollment is 394. This means that 71.3% of students enrolled at Fontbonne University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Fontbonne University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.5% White, 13.4% Black or African American, 2.25% Two or More Races, 1.82% Asian, 1.53% Hispanic or Latino, 0.291% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.145% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Fontbonne University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (44.3%), followed by White Male (29.9%) and Black or African American Female (7.19%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (50.9%), followed by White Male (10.6%) and Black or African American Female (6.94%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

71.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Fontbonne University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,375 students. The full-time enrollment at Fontbonne University is 981 and the part-time enrollment is 394. This means that 71.3% of students enrolled at Fontbonne University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%

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 Fontbonne University was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Fontbonne University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    955

  2. Black or African American

    184

  3. Two or More Races

    31

The enrolled student population at Fontbonne University is 69.5% White, 13.4% Black or African American, 2.25% Two or More Races, 1.82% Asian, 1.53% Hispanic or Latino, 0.291% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.145% 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, 28 students (2.04%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 209 more women than men received degrees from Fontbonne University. The majority of degree recipients at Fontbonne University are white (352 degrees awarded). There were 4.24 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (83 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Fontbonne University is General Business Administration & Management (39 degrees awarded), followed by General Special Education & Teaching (22 degrees) and Speech-Language Pathology (21 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Fontbonne University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Applied Sciences (4 degrees awarded), Education (131 degrees), and Human Sciences (15 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 Fontbonne University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,161,980 people), Accountants & auditors (1,129,220 people), Other managers (724,579 people), Financial managers (443,215 people), and Secondary school teachers (366,283 people).

The most specialized majors at Fontbonne University are Applied Sciences (4 degrees awarded), Education (131 degrees), Human Sciences (15 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (36 degrees), and Business (148 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 Fontbonne University are Surgeons, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Physicians, Dentists, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Fontbonne University are Applied Sciences (4 degrees awarded), Education (131 degrees), Human Sciences (15 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (36 degrees), and Business (148 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 Fontbonne University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,296,336 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (616,623 people), Banking & related activities (524,150 people), Computer Systems Design (485,010 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (476,471 people).

The most specialized majors at Fontbonne University are Applied Sciences (4 degrees awarded), Education (131 degrees), Human Sciences (15 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (36 degrees), and Business (148 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Fontbonne University was General Business Administration & Management with 39 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 160

  2. 369

In 2017, 160 degrees were awarded to men at Fontbonne University, which is 0.434 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (369).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 38 degrees were awarded to men at Fontbonne University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.974 times less than the 39 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 41 degrees were awarded to women at Fontbonne University in Speech-Language Pathology, which is 10.3 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

38%

100% Completion Time

54%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 38% of students graduating from Fontbonne University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% 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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Fontbonne University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 1.28% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    352 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    83 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Fontbonne University is white (352 degrees awarded). There were 4.24 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (83 degrees).

0.945% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    253 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    99 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    71 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Fontbonne University is white female (253 degrees awarded). There were 2.56 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (99 degrees).

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Operations

Fontbonne University has an endowment valued at nearly $17.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $402k (2.33%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Fontbonne University had a total expenditure of $30.3M. Of that $30.3M, they spent $14M on salaries and $30.3M on benefits.

Fontbonne University employs 29 Assistant professors, 17 Associate professors, and 14 Professors. Most academics at Fontbonne University are Female Assistant professors (21), Female Professors(10), and Male Associate professors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fontbonne University are: Management, with 55 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 31 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 28 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$17.2M

2017 Endowment

2.21%

decline from 2016

Fontbonne University has an endowment valued at about $17.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Fontbonne University declined 2.21% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $15.9M lower 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. $995k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Fontbonne University received $995k 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

Primary Expenses

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$14M

Salary Expenditure

$30.3M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Fontbonne University had a total expenditure of $30.3M. Of that $30.3M, they spent $14M on salaries and $30.3M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$14M

2017 Salaries

6.72%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Fontbonne University paid a median of $14M in salaries, which represents 46.2% of their overall expenditure ($30.3M) and a 6.72% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.13% growth from 2015 and a 1.92% 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

$4.14M

Instructional Salaries

67

Number of Employees

In 2017, Fontbonne University paid a total of $4.14M to 67 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.5% 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

29 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

55 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Fontbonne University were Assistant professor with 29 employees; Associate professor with 17 employees; and Associate professor with 14 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fontbonne University were Management with 55 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 31 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 28 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Fontbonne University was Female Assistant professor with 21 employees, Female Professor with 10 employees, and Male Associate professor with 9 employees.

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

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