Saint Louis University

Add Comparison
2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$46,400
3.8% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$27,872
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.36%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
55.5%
16,580 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
12,229
87.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
79.6%
1,281 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 (88 degrees), and General Psychology (72 degrees).

In 2020, 3,314 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Saint Louis University. 61% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,312 degrees), 7.81 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (296 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Saint Louis University is $46,400, which is $17,771 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Saint Louis University is $46,400, which is $17,771 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,872.

In 2020, 81% of undergraduate students attending Saint Louis University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 41% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$46,400
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Saint Louis University was $46,400. The cost of tuition at Saint Louis University is $17,771 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

This chart compares the tuition costs of Saint Louis University (in red) with those of other similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Average Net Price

$27,872
2020 Value
10.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Saint Louis University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,872. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Saint Louis University grew by 10.4%.

This chart compares the average net price of Saint Louis University (in red) with that of other similar universities.

Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Other Student Expenses

$12,600
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Saint Louis University was of $12,600 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.52% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

This chart compares the average student costs at Saint Louis University (in red) with that of similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

81%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
41%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

81% of undergraduate students at Saint Louis University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 22.7% with respect to 2019, when 66% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Saint Louis University (in red) with that of other similar universities.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.
2.36%
2018 Default Rate
56
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Saint Louis University was 2.36%, which represents 56 out of the 2376 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.

View Data
Save Image

Admissions

Saint Louis University received 16,580 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 6.47% annual growth. Out of those 16,580 applicants, 9,208 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 55.5% acceptance rate.

There were 12,229 students enrolled at Saint Louis University in 2020, and 35% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Saint Louis University has an overall enrollment yield of 16.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

55.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
9,208
Accepted Out of 16,580

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Saint Louis University was 55.5% (9,208 admissions from 16,580 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 58.3%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 6.47%, while admissions grew by 1.45%.

This chart compares the acceptance rate of Saint Louis University (in red) with that of other similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

SAT Scores

35%
Submission Percentage
536
Scores Submitted

35% of enrolled first-time students at Saint Louis University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

This chart shows the SAT scores for the 25th and 75th percentile of applicants broken out into each section of the test that their are evaluated on.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Enrollment

Saint Louis University has a total enrollment of 12,229 students. The full-time enrollment at Saint Louis University is 10,736 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,493. This means that 87.8% of students enrolled at Saint Louis University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Saint Louis University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65% White, 10.9% Asian, 6.68% Black or African American, 6.19% Hispanic or Latino, 3.7% Two or More Races, 0.123% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0245% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Saint Louis University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.5%), followed by White Male (23.3%) and Asian Female (7.81%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.6%), followed by White Male (24.7%) and Asian Female (5.99%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Saint Louis University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,229 students. The full-time enrollment at Saint Louis University is 10,736 and the part-time enrollment is 1,493. This means that 87.8% of students enrolled at Saint Louis University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

This chart shows the full-time vs part-time enrollment status at Saint Louis University (in red) compares to similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Retention Rate over Time

90%
2020 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 90%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), Saint Louis University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

This chart shows the retention rate over time at Saint Louis University (highlighted in red) compares to similar universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    7,954
  2. Asian
    1,338
  3. Black or African American
    817

The enrolled student population at Saint Louis University is 65% White, 10.9% Asian, 6.68% Black or African American, 6.19% Hispanic or Latino, 3.7% Two or More Races, 0.123% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0245% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% 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, 210 students (1.72%) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Graduates

In 2020, 732 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 (2,312 degrees awarded). There were 7.81 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (296 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Saint Louis University is Registered Nursing (192 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (88 degrees) and General Psychology (72 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 (159 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (31 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (23 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 Registered nurses (1,311,442 people), Medical & health services managers (152,635 people), Pharmacists (134,245 people), Physicians (121,833 people), and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (120,943 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Louis University are Legal (159 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (31 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (23 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (101 degrees), and Health (1,209 degrees).

View Data
Save Image

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, Surgeons, Aerospace engineers, Physicians, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Saint Louis University are Legal (159 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (31 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (23 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (101 degrees), and Health (1,209 degrees).

View Data
Save Image

Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Saint Louis University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,484,887 people), Elementary & secondary schools (303,993 people), Outpatient care centers (236,240 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (197,886 people), and Offices of physicians (195,913 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Louis University are Legal (159 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (31 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (23 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (101 degrees), and Health (1,209 degrees).

View Data
Save Image

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. 88 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 72 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Saint Louis University was Registered Nursing with 192 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree-majors recipients from bachelors degree programs at Saint Louis University according to their major.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,291
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
2,023
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,291 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Louis University, which is 0.638 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,023).

This chart displays the sex disparity between the top 5 majors at Saint Louis University by degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 95 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Louis University in Medicine, which is 1.22 times more than the 78 female recipients with that same degree.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 258 degrees were awarded to women at Saint Louis University in Registered Nursing, which is 8.06 times more than the 32 male recipients with that same degree.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Time to Complete

69%
100% Completion Time
77%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 69% 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 77% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Doctoral Universities Carnegie Classification group.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

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 Louis University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 1.09% of graduates (14 students) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,312 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    296 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    181 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Saint Louis University is white (2,312 degrees awarded). There were 7.81 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (296 degrees).

0.905% of degree recipients (30 students) did not report their race.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,436 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    876 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    179 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Saint Louis University is white female (1,436 degrees awarded). There were 1.64 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (876 degrees).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Operations

Saint Louis University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.2B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNM (−5.67%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Saint Louis University had a total salary expenditure of $839M. Saint Louis University employs 241 Associate professors, 218 Assistant professors, and 201 Professors. Most academics at Saint Louis University are Female Assistant professors (134), Male Professors(129), and Female Associate professors (126).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saint Louis University are: Management, with 361 employees, Service, with 315 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 254 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.2B
2020 Endowment
4.41%
decline from 2019

Saint Louis University has an endowment valued at about $1.2B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Saint Louis University declined 4.41% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $895M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Saint Louis University (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $41.6M - Federal
  2. $654k - State
  3. $376k - Local

As of 2020, Saint Louis University received $41.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $654k from state grants and contracts, and $376k from local grants and contracts.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$440M
2020 Salaries
1.83%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Saint Louis University paid a median of $440M in salaries, which represents 52.4% of their overall expenditure ($839M) and a 1.83% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.65% growth from 2018 and a 0.176% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Instructional Salaries

$66.1M
Instructional Salaries
702
Number of Employees

In 2020, Saint Louis University paid a total of $66.1M to 702 employees working as instructors, which represents 15% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
241 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
361 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Saint Louis University were Associate professor with 241 employees; Assistant professor with 218 employees; and Assistant professor with 201 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saint Louis University were Management with 361 employees; Service with 315 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 254 employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Saint Louis University was Female Assistant professor with 134 employees, Male Professor with 129 employees, and Female Associate professor with 126 employees.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart