Saint Joseph's University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$42,840

2% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$36,058

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.33%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

77.9%

8,914 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

8,415

61.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

79.6%

965 Graduates

About

Saint Joseph's University is a higher education institution located in Philadelphia County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Saint Joseph's University were Special Products Marketing Operations (148 degrees awarded), General Finance (137 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (115 degrees).

In 2016, 2,712 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Saint Joseph's University. 58.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,949 degrees), 7.27 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (268 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Saint Joseph's University is $42,840, which is $22,680 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Saint Joseph's University is $42,840, which is $22,680 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $36,058.

In 2016, 89% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 49% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$42,840

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Saint Joseph's University was $42,840. The cost of tuition at Saint Joseph's University is $22,680 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$36,058

2016 Value

3.05%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Saint Joseph's University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $36,058. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Saint Joseph's University grew by 3.05%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,928

Room and Board

$825

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Saint Joseph's University was of $14,928 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $825. The cost of room and board increased by 3.48% between 2015 and 2016. 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

49%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

89% of undergraduate students at Saint Joseph's University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.11% with respect to 2015, when 90% 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.

3.33%

2015 Default Rate

68

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Saint Joseph's University was 3.33%, which represents 68 out of the 2045 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

Saint Joseph's University received 8,914 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 7.08% annual growth. Out of those 8,914 applicants, 6,947 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 77.9% acceptance rate.

There were 8,415 students enrolled at Saint Joseph's University in 2016, and 61% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Saint Joseph's University has an overall enrollment yield of 18.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

77.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

6,947

Accepted Out of 8,914

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Saint Joseph's University was 77.9% (6,947 admissions from 8,914 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 81.8%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 7.08%, while admissions grew by 1.95%.

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SAT Scores

61%

Submission Percentage

769

Scores Submitted

61% of enrolled first-time students at Saint Joseph's University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Saint Joseph's University has a total enrollment of 8,415 students. The full-time enrollment at Saint Joseph's University is 5,185 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,230. This means that 61.6% of students enrolled at Saint Joseph's University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Saint Joseph's University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.8% White, 9.15% Black or African American, 5.31% Hispanic or Latino, 2.94% Asian, 1.59% Two or More Races, 0.143% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.119% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Saint Joseph's University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (43.1%), followed by White Male (37.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.78%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (23.4%), followed by White Male (13.8%) and Black or African American Female (4.16%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

61.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Saint Joseph's University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,415 students. The full-time enrollment at Saint Joseph's University is 5,185 and the part-time enrollment is 3,230. This means that 61.6% of students enrolled at Saint Joseph's University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

91%

2016 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 Saint Joseph's University was 91%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Saint Joseph's University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,040

  2. Black or African American

    770

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    447

The enrolled student population at Saint Joseph's University is 71.8% White, 9.15% Black or African American, 5.31% Hispanic or Latino, 2.94% Asian, 1.59% Two or More Races, 0.143% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.119% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 291 students (3.46%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 454 more women than men received degrees from Saint Joseph's University. The majority of degree recipients at Saint Joseph's University are white (1,949 degrees awarded). There were 7.27 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (268 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Saint Joseph's University is Special Products Marketing Operations (148 degrees awarded), followed by General Finance (137 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (115 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Saint Joseph's University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (527 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (287 degrees), and Business (1,157 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 Saint Joseph's University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,272,006 people), Accountants & auditors (1,192,261 people), Miscellaneous managers (1,080,701 people), Financial managers (530,461 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (515,985 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Joseph's University are Education (527 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (287 degrees), Business (1,157 degrees), English (54 degrees), and Communications (81 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 Saint Joseph's University are Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Sales engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Saint Joseph's University are Education (527 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (287 degrees), Business (1,157 degrees), English (54 degrees), and Communications (81 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 Saint Joseph's University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,551,701 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (860,233 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (754,273 people), Banking & related activities (647,441 people), and Computer Systems Design (604,187 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Joseph's University are Education (527 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (287 degrees), Business (1,157 degrees), English (54 degrees), and Communications (81 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 148 degrees awarded

  2. 137 degrees awarded

  3. 115 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Saint Joseph's University was Special Products Marketing Operations with 148 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,129

  2. 1,583

In 2016, 1,129 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Joseph's University, which is 0.713 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,583).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 137 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Joseph's University in General Finance, which is 4.03 times more than the 34 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 173 degrees were awarded to women at Saint Joseph's University in General Special Education & Teaching, which is 28.8 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

67%

100% Completion Time

73%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 67% of students graduating from Saint Joseph's University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 73% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 74% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Saint Joseph's University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (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, 3.32% of graduates (32 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,949 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    268 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    122 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Saint Joseph's University is white (1,949 degrees awarded). There were 7.27 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (268 degrees).

3.36% of degree recipients (91 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,131 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    818 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    175 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Saint Joseph's University is white female (1,131 degrees awarded). There were 1.38 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (818 degrees).

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Operations

Saint Joseph's University has an endowment valued at nearly $216M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.54M (3.49%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Saint Joseph's University had a total expenditure of $214M. Of that $214M, they spent $78.9M on salaries and $214M on benefits.

Saint Joseph's University employs 98 Associate professors, 77 Assistant professors, and 68 Professors. Most academics at Saint Joseph's University are Male Associate professors (53), Female Associate professors(45), and Male Professors (43).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saint Joseph's University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 142 employees, Service, with 96 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 86 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$216M

2015 Endowment

3.16%

growth from 2014

Saint Joseph's University has an endowment valued at about $216M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Saint Joseph's University grew 3.16% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $187M 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. $1.17M - Federal

  2. $1.23M - State

  3. $12.1k - Local

As of 2015, Saint Joseph's University received $1.17M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.23M from state grants and contracts, and $12.1k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$78.9M

Salary Expenditure

$214M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Saint Joseph's University had a total expenditure of $214M. Of that $214M, they spent $78.9M on salaries and $214M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$78.9M

2015 Salaries

6.37%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Saint Joseph's University paid a median of $78.9M in salaries, which represents 36.9% of their overall expenditure ($214M) and a 6.37% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.15% growth from 2013 and a 6.26% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$27M

Instructional Salaries

301

Number of Employees

In 2015, Saint Joseph's University paid a total of $27M to 301 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

98 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

142 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Saint Joseph's University were Associate professor with 98 employees; Assistant professor with 77 employees; and Assistant professor with 68 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saint Joseph's University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 142 employees; Service with 96 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 86 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Saint Joseph's University was Male Associate professor with 53 employees, Female Associate professor with 45 employees, and Male Professor with 43 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Saint Joseph's University.

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