Saint Joseph's University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$49,410
3.5% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$33,777
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.21%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
88.7%
9,708 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
7,861
74.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
82.1%
1,294 Graduates

About

Saint Joseph's University is a higher education institution located in Philadelphia County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Saint Joseph's University were General Special Education & Teaching (143 degrees awarded), Management Science (126 degrees), and Health Services Administration (101 degrees).

In 2022, 3,088 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Saint Joseph's University. 61.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,050 degrees), 8.01 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (256 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Saint Joseph's University is $49,410, which is $25,414 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Saint Joseph's University is $49,410, which is $25,414 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $33,777.

In 2022, 93% of undergraduate students attending Saint Joseph's University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 53% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$49,410
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Saint Joseph's University was $49,410. The cost of tuition at Saint Joseph's University is $25,414 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$33,777
2022 Value
1.01%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Saint Joseph's University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $33,777. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Saint Joseph's University grew by 1.01%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,840
Room and Board
$930
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Saint Joseph's University was of $14,840 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.13% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $930. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.2% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

93%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
53%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Saint Joseph's University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.06% with respect to 2021, when 94% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.21%
2019 Default Rate
21
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Saint Joseph's University was 1.21%, which represents 21 out of the 1732 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Saint Joseph's University received 9,708 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 19.6% annual growth. Out of those 9,708 applicants, 8,609 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 88.7% acceptance rate.

There were 7,861 students enrolled at Saint Joseph's University in 2022. 28% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Saint Joseph's University has an overall enrollment yield of 12.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

88.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
8,609
Accepted Out of 9,708

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Saint Joseph's University was 88.7% (8,609 admissions from 9,708 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 83.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 19.6%, while admissions grew by 27.6%..

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SAT Scores

28%
Submission Percentage (2022)
307
Scores Submitted (2022)

28% of enrolled first-time students at Saint Joseph's University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Saint Joseph's University had a total enrollment of 7,861 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Saint Joseph's University is 5,850 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,011. This means that 74.4% 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 63.1% White, 10.7% Asian, 8.34% Black or African American, 7.86% Hispanic or Latino, 2.72% Two or More Races, 0.153% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0636% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Saint Joseph's University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.7%), followed by White Male (32%) and Asian Female (7.07%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.5%), followed by White Male (14.9%) and Asian Female (12.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

74.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Saint Joseph's University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,861 students. The full-time enrollment at Saint Joseph's University is 5,850 and the part-time enrollment is 2,011. This means that 74.4% of students enrolled at Saint Joseph's University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%
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 Saint Joseph's University was 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), 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 (2022)
  1. White
    4,963 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    843 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    656 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Saint Joseph's University is 63.1% White, 10.7% Asian, 8.34% Black or African American, 7.86% Hispanic or Latino, 2.72% Two or More Races, 0.153% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0636% 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 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 228 students (2.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 702 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 (2,050 degrees awarded). There were 8.01 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (256 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Saint Joseph's University is General Special Education & Teaching (143 degrees awarded), followed by Management Science (126 degrees) and Health Services Administration (101 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (485 degrees awarded), Business (1,173 degrees), and Biology (214 degrees).

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 (1,903,440 people), Accountants & auditors (1,133,467 people), Other managers (1,066,503 people), Secondary school teachers (640,061 people), and Financial managers (604,140 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Joseph's University in 2022 are Education (485 degrees awarded), Business (1,173 degrees), Biology (214 degrees), Social Sciences (186 degrees), and English (44 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Saint Joseph's University are Education (485 degrees awarded), Business (1,173 degrees), Biology (214 degrees), Social Sciences (186 degrees), and English (44 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 Saint Joseph's University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,605,775 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (1,062,125 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (940,650 people), Computer Systems Design (763,820 people), and Banking & related activities (625,982 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Joseph's University are Education (485 degrees awarded), Business (1,173 degrees), Biology (214 degrees), Social Sciences (186 degrees), and English (44 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 129 degrees awarded
  2. 128 degrees awarded
  3. 119 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Saint Joseph's University was Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences with 129 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,193
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,895
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,193 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Joseph's University, which is 0.63 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,895).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 154 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Joseph's University in Management Science, which is 1.54 times more than the 100 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 160 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Joseph's University in General Special Education & Teaching, which is 8.89 times more than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

75%
100% Completion Time
81%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 75% 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, 81% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 81% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Saint Joseph's University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 1.62% of graduates (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,050 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    256 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    255 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Saint Joseph's University is white (2,050 degrees awarded). There were 8.01 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (256 degrees).

5.57% of degree recipients (172 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,195 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    855 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    181 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Saint Joseph's University is white female (1,195 degrees awarded). There were 1.4 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (855 degrees).

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Operations

Saint Joseph's University has an endowment valued at nearly $506M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−2.2%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Saint Joseph's University had a total salary expenditure of 307M. Saint Joseph's University employs 128 Associate professors, 119 Professors and 83 Assistant professors. Most academics at Saint Joseph's University are Male Professor (68), Male Associate professor (65), and Female Associate professor (63).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saint Joseph's University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 153 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 110 employees, and Service with 91 employees.

Endowment

$506M
2022 Endowment
33.7%
growth from 2021

Saint Joseph's University has an endowment valued at about $506M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Saint Joseph's University grew 33.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $460M 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. $16.2M - Federal
  2. $1.4M - State
  3. $98.3k - Local

As of 2022, Saint Joseph's University received $16.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.4M from state grants and contracts, and $98.3k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$122M
2022 Salaries
55.2%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Saint Joseph's University paid a median of $122M in salaries, which represents 39.9% of their overall expenditure ($307M) and a 55.2% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$37M
Instructional Salaries
354
Number of Employees

In 2022, Saint Joseph's University paid a total of $37M to 354 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
128 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
153 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Saint Joseph's University were Associate professor with 128 employees, Professor with 119 employees, and Assistant professor with 83 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saint Joseph's University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 153 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 110 employees, and Service with 91 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Saint Joseph's University was Male Professor with 68 employees, Male Associate professor with 65 employees, and Female Associate professor with 63 employees.

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