Saint Joseph's University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$46,350
3.47% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$35,242
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
3.26%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
75%
8,692 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
7,362
63% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
80%
981 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 General Finance (121 degrees awarded), Special Products Marketing Operations (118 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (113 degrees).

In 2019, 2,424 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Saint Joseph's University. 59.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,744 degrees), 8.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (210 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Saint Joseph's University is $46,350, which is $24,324 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Saint Joseph's University is $46,350, which is $24,324 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $35,242.

In 2019, 93% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 51% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$46,350
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Saint Joseph's University was $46,350. The cost of tuition at Saint Joseph's University is $24,324 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$35,242
2019 Value
0.289%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Saint Joseph's University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $35,242. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Saint Joseph's University grew by 0.289%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,840
Room and Board
$856
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Saint Joseph's University was of $14,840 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $856. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.9% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

93%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
51%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Saint Joseph's University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.09% with respect to 2018, when 92% 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.
3.26%
2017 Default Rate
62
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Saint Joseph's University was 3.26%, which represents 62 out of the 1901 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 8,692 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 1.71% annual decline. Out of those 8,692 applicants, 6,517 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75% acceptance rate.

There were 7,362 students enrolled at Saint Joseph's University in 2019, and 72% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Saint Joseph's University has an overall enrollment yield of 16.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

75%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
6,517
Accepted Out of 8,692

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Saint Joseph's University was 75% (6,517 admissions from 8,692 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 76.3%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −1.71%, while admissions declined by −3.44%.

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SAT Scores

72%
Submission Percentage
799
Scores Submitted

72% of enrolled first-time students at Saint Joseph's University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Saint Joseph's University has a total enrollment of 7,362 students. The full-time enrollment at Saint Joseph's University is 4,637 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,725. This means that 63% 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 70.2% White, 8.44% Black or African American, 6.55% Hispanic or Latino, 3.15% Asian, 2.02% Two or More Races, 0.149% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.122% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Saint Joseph's University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.1%), followed by White Male (37.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.17%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.8%), followed by White Male (19.8%) and Black or African American Female (7.23%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

63%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Saint Joseph's University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,362 students. The full-time enrollment at Saint Joseph's University is 4,637 and the part-time enrollment is 2,725. This means that 63% of students enrolled at Saint Joseph's University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

88%
2019 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 88%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), 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
    5,169
  2. Black or African American
    621
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    482

The enrolled student population at Saint Joseph's University is 70.2% White, 8.44% Black or African American, 6.55% Hispanic or Latino, 3.15% Asian, 2.02% Two or More Races, 0.149% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.122% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 437 students (5.94%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 466 more women than men received degrees from Saint Joseph's University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Saint Joseph's University is white (1,744 degrees awarded). There were 8.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (210 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Saint Joseph's University is General Finance (121 degrees awarded), followed by Special Products Marketing Operations (118 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (113 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 Business (1,167 degrees awarded), Education (397 degrees), and Social Sciences (240 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 (1,716,085 people), Accountants & auditors (1,059,956 people), Other managers (969,395 people), Secondary school teachers (643,500 people), and Financial managers (584,905 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Joseph's University are Business (1,167 degrees awarded), Education (397 degrees), Social Sciences (240 degrees), English (38 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees).

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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 Saint Joseph's University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Saint Joseph's University are Business (1,167 degrees awarded), Education (397 degrees), Social Sciences (240 degrees), English (38 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 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 (3,442,650 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (834,934 people), Computer Systems Design (666,946 people), Banking & related activities (603,759 people), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments (549,004 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Joseph's University are Business (1,167 degrees awarded), Education (397 degrees), Social Sciences (240 degrees), English (38 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Saint Joseph's University.
Most Common
  1. 121 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 118 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 113 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Saint Joseph's University was General Finance with 121 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

979
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,445
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 979 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Joseph's University, which is 0.678 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,445).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 145 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Joseph's University in Management Science, which is 1.44 times more than the 101 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 127 degrees were awarded to women at Saint Joseph's University in Criminology, which is 2.12 times more than the 60 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

76%
100% Completion Time
82%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 76% 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, 82% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 82% 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 (69.1%).

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, 0.714% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,744 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    210 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    125 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Saint Joseph's University is white (1,744 degrees awarded). There were 8.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (210 degrees).

4.21% of degree recipients (102 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,011 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    733 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    145 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Saint Joseph's University is white female (1,011 degrees awarded). There were 1.38 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (733 degrees).

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Operations

Saint Joseph's University has an endowment valued at nearly $294M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.21M (2.11%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Saint Joseph's University had a total salary expenditure of $214M. Saint Joseph's University employs 90 Associate professors, 82 Professors, and 72 Assistant professors. Most academics at Saint Joseph's University are Male Professors (51), Female Associate professors(46), and Male Associate professors (44).

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 110 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 109 employees, and Service with 92 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$294M
2019 Endowment
4.98%
growth from 2018

Saint Joseph's University has an endowment valued at about $294M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Saint Joseph's University grew 4.98% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $256M 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. $1.4M - Federal
  2. $1.44M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Saint Joseph's University received $1.4M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.44M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$92.1M
2019 Salaries
8.06%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Saint Joseph's University paid a median of $92.1M in salaries, which represents 43% of their overall expenditure ($214M) and a 8.06% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.12% growth from 2017 and a 4.59% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$28.5M
Instructional Salaries
299
Number of Employees

In 2019, Saint Joseph's University paid a total of $28.5M to 299 employees working as instructors, which represents 31% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
90 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
110 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Saint Joseph's University were Associate professor with 90 employees; Professor with 82 employees; and Professor with 72 employees.

In 2019, 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 110 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 109 employees; and Service with 92 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Saint Joseph's University was Male Professor with 51 employees, Female Associate professor with 46 employees, and Male Associate professor with 44 employees.

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