Saint Louis University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$40,100

3.62% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$33,222

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2.66%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

64.7%

12,772 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

16,591

65.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

74.4%

1,283 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 General Business Administration & Management (403 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (206 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (114 degrees).

In 2016, 3,587 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Saint Louis University. 60% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,522 degrees), 9.38 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (269 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Saint Louis University is $40,100, which is $14,244 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Saint Louis University is $40,100, which is $14,244 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $33,222.

In 2016, 53% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 30% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$40,100

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Saint Louis University was $40,100. The cost of tuition at Saint Louis University is $14,244 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$33,222

2016 Value

2.03%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Saint Louis University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $33,222. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Saint Louis University grew by 2.03%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,640

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Saint Louis University was of $10,640 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.5% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 20% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

53%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

30%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

53% of undergraduate students at Saint Louis University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.85% with respect to 2015, when 54% 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.

2.66%

2015 Default Rate

78

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Saint Louis University was 2.66%, which represents 78 out of the 2932 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 12,772 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 5.14% annual decline. Out of those 12,772 applicants, 8,269 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 64.7% acceptance rate.

There were 16,591 students enrolled at Saint Louis University in 2016, and 14% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Saint Louis University has an overall enrollment yield of 18.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

64.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

8,269

Accepted Out of 12,772

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Saint Louis University was 64.7% (8,269 admissions from 12,772 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 63.3%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -5.14%, while admissions declined by -3.03%.

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SAT Scores

14%

Submission Percentage

213

Scores Submitted

14% of enrolled first-time students at Saint Louis University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Saint Louis University has a total enrollment of 16,591 students. The full-time enrollment at Saint Louis University is 10,871 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,720. This means that 65.5% of students enrolled at Saint Louis University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Saint Louis University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.1% White, 7.36% Asian, 6.48% Black or African American, 4.23% Hispanic or Latino, 3.13% Two or More Races, 0.0964% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0723% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Saint Louis University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (41.5%), followed by White Male (26.9%) and Asian Female (5.91%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (40.2%), followed by White Male (26.2%) and Asian Female (5.24%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

65.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Saint Louis University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 16,591 students. The full-time enrollment at Saint Louis University is 10,871 and the part-time enrollment is 5,720. This means that 65.5% of students enrolled at Saint Louis University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral 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 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

    11,797

  2. Asian

    1,221

  3. Black or African American

    1,075

The enrolled student population at Saint Louis University is 71.1% White, 7.36% Asian, 6.48% Black or African American, 4.23% Hispanic or Latino, 3.13% Two or More Races, 0.0964% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0723% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 416 students (2.51%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 719 more women than men received degrees from Saint Louis University. The majority of degree recipients at Saint Louis University are white (2,522 degrees awarded). There were 9.38 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (269 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Saint Louis University is General Business Administration & Management (403 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (206 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (114 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 (151 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (32 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (114 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 (1,252,215 people), Medical & health services managers (144,225 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (131,845 people), Physicians & surgeons (129,714 people), and Pharmacists (118,928 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Louis University are Legal (151 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (32 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (114 degrees), Language & Linguistics (57 degrees), and Health (1,332 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 Real estate brokers & sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Credit counselors & loan officers, and Physicians & surgeons

The most specialized majors at Saint Louis University are Legal (151 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (32 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (114 degrees), Language & Linguistics (57 degrees), and Health (1,332 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 Hospitals (1,464,831 people), Elementary & secondary schools (336,696 people), Outpatient care centers (220,508 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (195,955 people), and Offices of physicians (176,391 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Louis University are Legal (151 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (32 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (114 degrees), Language & Linguistics (57 degrees), and Health (1,332 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 403 degrees awarded

  2. 206 degrees awarded

  3. 114 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Saint Louis University was General Business Administration & Management with 403 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,434

  2. 2,153

In 2016, 1,434 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Louis University, which is 0.666 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,153).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 323 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Louis University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.78 times more than the 181 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 273 degrees were awarded to women at Saint Louis University in Registered Nursing, which is 7 times more than the 39 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

58%

100% Completion Time

72%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 58% of students graduating from Saint Louis University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 72% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 72% 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 (86%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Saint Louis University is Female and Asian (86% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 0.857% of graduates (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,522 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    269 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    213 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Saint Louis University is white (2,522 degrees awarded). There were 9.38 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (269 degrees).

1.59% of degree recipients (57 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,577 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    945 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    140 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Saint Louis University is white female (1,577 degrees awarded). There were 1.67 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (945 degrees).

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Operations

Saint Louis University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.09B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $20.3M (1.85%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Saint Louis University had a total expenditure of $727M. Of that $727M, they spent $420M on salaries and $727M on benefits.

Saint Louis University employs 246 Associate professors, 235 Assistant professors, and 185 Professors. Most academics at Saint Louis University are Female Assistant professors (140), Male Professors(132), and Male Associate professors (128).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saint Louis University are: Management, with 388 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 327 employees, and Service with 325 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.09B

2015 Endowment

1.52%

growth from 2014

Saint Louis University has an endowment valued at about $1.09B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Saint Louis University grew 1.52% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $822M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $33.7M - Federal

  2. $577k - State

  3. $147k - Local

As of 2015, Saint Louis University received $33.7M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $577k from state grants and contracts, and $147k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$420M

Salary Expenditure

$727M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Saint Louis University had a total expenditure of $727M. Of that $727M, they spent $420M on salaries and $727M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Saint Louis University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$420M

2015 Salaries

2.38%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Saint Louis University paid a median of $420M in salaries, which represents 57.8% of their overall expenditure ($727M) and a 2.38% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 12.3% growth from 2013 and a 1.19% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$64.4M

Instructional Salaries

740

Number of Employees

In 2015, Saint Louis University paid a total of $64.4M to 740 employees working as instructors, which represents 15.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

246 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

388 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Saint Louis University were Associate professor with 246 employees; Assistant professor with 235 employees; and Assistant professor with 185 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saint Louis University were Management with 388 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 327 employees; and Service with 325 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Saint Louis University was Female Assistant professor with 140 employees, Male Professor with 132 employees, and Male Associate professor with 128 employees.

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

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