Saint Louis University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$44,700
3.57% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$31,098
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.93%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
58.3%
15,573 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
12,799
82.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
77.1%
1,288 Graduates

About

Saint Louis University is a higher education institution located in St. Louis city, MO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Saint Louis University were Registered Nursing (192 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (106 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (87 degrees).

In 2019, 3,520 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Saint Louis University. 62.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,463 degrees), 7.29 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (338 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Saint Louis University is $44,700, which is $16,200 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Saint Louis University is $44,700, which is $16,200 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $31,098.

In 2019, 66% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 33% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$44,700
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Saint Louis University was $44,700. The cost of tuition at Saint Louis University is $16,200 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$31,098
2019 Value
1.15%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Saint Louis University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $31,098. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Saint Louis University grew by 1.15%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,290
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Saint Louis University was of $12,290 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 11.8% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 20% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

66%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
33%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

66% of undergraduate students at Saint Louis University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 66% 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.
2.93%
2017 Default Rate
72
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Saint Louis University was 2.93%, which represents 72 out of the 2461 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 Louis University received 15,573 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 3% annual growth. Out of those 15,573 applicants, 9,076 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 58.3% acceptance rate.

There were 12,799 students enrolled at Saint Louis University in 2019, and 36% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Saint Louis University has an overall enrollment yield of 21%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

58.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
9,076
Accepted Out of 15,573

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Saint Louis University was 58.3% (9,076 admissions from 15,573 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 57.5%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 3%, while admissions grew by 4.35%.

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SAT Scores

36%
Submission Percentage
682
Scores Submitted

36% of enrolled first-time students at Saint Louis University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Saint Louis University has a total enrollment of 12,799 students. The full-time enrollment at Saint Louis University is 10,564 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,235. This means that 82.5% of students enrolled at Saint Louis University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Saint Louis University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67.6% White, 9.7% Asian, 6.34% Black or African American, 5.41% Hispanic or Latino, 3.38% Two or More Races, 0.133% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0234% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Saint Louis University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.3%), followed by White Male (25.2%) and Asian Female (6.89%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (38%), followed by White Male (24.5%) and Asian Female (5.63%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Saint Louis University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,799 students. The full-time enrollment at Saint Louis University is 10,564 and the part-time enrollment is 2,235. This means that 82.5% of students enrolled at Saint Louis University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

91%
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 Louis University was 91%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Saint Louis University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    8,658
  2. Asian
    1,241
  3. Black or African American
    811

The enrolled student population at Saint Louis University is 67.6% White, 9.7% Asian, 6.34% Black or African American, 5.41% Hispanic or Latino, 3.38% Two or More Races, 0.133% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0234% 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 Doctoral Universities is 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 152 students (1.19%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 858 more women than men received degrees from Saint Louis University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Saint Louis University is white (2,463 degrees awarded). There were 7.29 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (338 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Saint Louis University is Registered Nursing (192 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (106 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (87 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Saint Louis University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (170 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (36 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (118 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Saint Louis University are Other managers (55,613 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (50,060 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (41,886 people), Postsecondary teachers (34,759 people), and Clergy (33,429 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Louis University are Legal (170 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (36 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (118 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (24 degrees), and Transportation (39 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 Louis University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, Dentists, and Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel

The most specialized majors at Saint Louis University are Legal (170 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (36 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (118 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (24 degrees), and Transportation (39 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 Louis University are Elementary & secondary schools (113,216 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (83,475 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (72,369 people), Legal services (50,431 people), and Outpatient care centers (40,605 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Louis University are Legal (170 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (36 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (118 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (24 degrees), and Transportation (39 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 Louis University.
Most Common
  1. 192 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 106 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 87 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Saint Louis University was Registered Nursing with 192 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,331
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
2,189
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,331 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Louis University, which is 0.608 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,189).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 96 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Louis University in Medicine, which is 1.16 times more than the 83 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 281 degrees were awarded to women at Saint Louis University in Registered Nursing, which is 8.78 times more than the 32 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

68%
100% Completion Time
77%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 68% of students graduating from Saint Louis University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 77% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 78% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (91.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Saint Louis University is Female and Asian (91.2% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 2.41% of graduates (31 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,463 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    338 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    175 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Saint Louis University is white (2,463 degrees awarded). There were 7.29 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (338 degrees).

1.08% of degree recipients (38 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,558 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    905 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    208 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Saint Louis University is white female (1,558 degrees awarded). There were 1.72 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (905 degrees).

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Operations

Saint Louis University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.25B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $58.3M (4.65%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Saint Louis University had a total salary expenditure of $843M. Saint Louis University employs 253 Associate professors, 210 Professors, and 198 Assistant professors. Most academics at Saint Louis University are Male Professors (136), Female Associate professors(133), and Male Associate professors (120).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saint Louis University are: Management, with 354 employees, Service, with 323 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 278 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.25B
2019 Endowment
2.17%
growth from 2018

Saint Louis University has an endowment valued at about $1.25B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Saint Louis University grew 2.17% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $942M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $38.9M - Federal
  2. $1.1M - State
  3. $756k - Local

As of 2019, Saint Louis University received $38.9M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.1M from state grants and contracts, and $756k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$448M
2019 Salaries
2.65%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Saint Louis University paid a median of $448M in salaries, which represents 53.1% of their overall expenditure ($843M) and a 2.65% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.176% growth from 2017 and a 1.7% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$65.9M
Instructional Salaries
693
Number of Employees

In 2019, Saint Louis University paid a total of $65.9M to 693 employees working as instructors, which represents 14.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
253 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
354 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Saint Louis University were Associate professor with 253 employees; Professor with 210 employees; and Professor with 198 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saint Louis University were Management with 354 employees; Service with 323 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 278 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 Louis University was Male Professor with 136 employees, Female Associate professor with 133 employees, and Male Associate professor with 120 employees.

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

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