Saint Peter's University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$37,660
3.5% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$13,122
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
11.7%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
81%
4,323 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
3,233
74.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
50%
195 Graduates

About

Saint Peter's University is a higher education institution located in Hudson County, NJ. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Saint Peter's University were General Biological Sciences (69 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (62 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (57 degrees).

In 2019, 868 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Saint Peter's University. 66.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (267 degrees), 1.24 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (215 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Saint Peter's University is $37,660, which is $15,634 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Saint Peter's University is $37,660, which is $15,634 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 $13,122.

In 2019, 90% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 50% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$37,660
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Saint Peter's University was $37,660. The cost of tuition at Saint Peter's University is $15,634 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$13,122
2019 Value
0.936%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Saint Peter's University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,122. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Saint Peter's University grew by 0.936%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,457
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Saint Peter's University was of $11,457 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 0.35% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

90%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
50%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Saint Peter's University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 1.1% with respect to 2018, when 91% 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.
11.7%
2017 Default Rate
96
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Saint Peter's University was 11.7%, which represents 96 out of the 819 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 Peter's University received 4,323 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 6.98% annual growth. Out of those 4,323 applicants, 3,500 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 81% acceptance rate.

There were 3,233 students enrolled at Saint Peter's University in 2019, and 86% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Saint Peter's University has an overall enrollment yield of 12.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

81%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
3,500
Accepted Out of 4,323

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Saint Peter's University was 81% (3,500 admissions from 4,323 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 74.2%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 6.98%, while admissions grew by 16.7%.

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SAT Scores

86%
Submission Percentage
367
Scores Submitted

86% of enrolled first-time students at Saint Peter's University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Saint Peter's University has a total enrollment of 3,233 students. The full-time enrollment at Saint Peter's University is 2,418 students and the part-time enrollment is 815. This means that 74.8% of students enrolled at Saint Peter's University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Saint Peter's University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40.7% Hispanic or Latino, 19.4% Black or African American, 16.9% White, 7.45% Asian, 1.02% Two or More Races, 0.433% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.217% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Saint Peter's University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (33%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (17%) and Black or African American Female (11.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (15.8%), followed by Black or African American Female (13%) and White Female (9.77%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

74.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Saint Peter's University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,233 students. The full-time enrollment at Saint Peter's University is 2,418 and the part-time enrollment is 815. This means that 74.8% of students enrolled at Saint Peter's University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
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 Peter's University was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Saint Peter's University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,316
  2. Black or African American
    628
  3. White
    545

The enrolled student population at Saint Peter's University is 40.7% Hispanic or Latino, 19.4% Black or African American, 16.9% White, 7.45% Asian, 1.02% Two or More Races, 0.433% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.217% 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, 343 students (10.6%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 294 more women than men received degrees from Saint Peter's University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Saint Peter's University is hispanic or latino (267 degrees awarded). There were 1.24 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (215 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Saint Peter's University is General Biological Sciences (69 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (62 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (57 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Saint Peter's University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (176 degrees awarded), Biology (85 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 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 Peter's University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,511,336 people), Software developers (552,765 people), Secondary school teachers (543,027 people), Physicians (403,223 people), and Other managers (300,093 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Peter's University are Education (176 degrees awarded), Biology (85 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 degrees), Protective Services (57 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (62 degrees).

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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 Peter's University are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Saint Peter's University are Education (176 degrees awarded), Biology (85 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 degrees), Protective Services (57 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (62 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 Peter's University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,867,442 people), Computer Systems Design (627,971 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (605,334 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (546,861 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (413,551 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Peter's University are Education (176 degrees awarded), Biology (85 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 degrees), Protective Services (57 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (62 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 Peter's University.
Most Common
  1. 69 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 62 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 57 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Saint Peter's University was General Biological Sciences with 69 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

287
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
581
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 287 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Peter's University, which is 0.494 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (581).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 38 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Peter's University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1 times approximately the same the 38 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 57 degrees were awarded to women at Saint Peter's University in General Biological Sciences, which is 4.75 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

38%
100% Completion Time
54%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 38% of students graduating from Saint Peter's University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% 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 Peter'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% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    267 degrees awarded
  2. White
    215 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    152 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Saint Peter's University is hispanic or latino (267 degrees awarded). There were 1.24 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (215 degrees).

15.4% of degree recipients (134 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    176 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    138 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    110 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Saint Peter's University is hispanic or latino female (176 degrees awarded). There were 1.28 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (138 degrees).

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Operations

Saint Peter's University has an endowment valued at nearly $35.7M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.37M (9.46%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Saint Peter's University had a total salary expenditure of $74M. Saint Peter's University employs 34 Associate professors, 33 Assistant professors, and 29 Professors. Most academics at Saint Peter's University are Male Associate professors (18), Female Assistant professors(18), and Male Professors (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saint Peter's University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 52 employees, Management, with 41 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 39 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$35.7M
2019 Endowment
3.7%
growth from 2018

Saint Peter's University has an endowment valued at about $35.7M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Saint Peter's University grew 3.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.83M lower 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. $1.99M - Federal
  2. $276k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Saint Peter's University received $1.99M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $276k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$31.3M
2019 Salaries
0.18%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Saint Peter's University paid a median of $31.3M in salaries, which represents 42.3% of their overall expenditure ($74M) and a 0.18% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.558% decline from 2017 and a 10.2% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$8.97M
Instructional Salaries
114
Number of Employees

In 2019, Saint Peter's University paid a total of $8.97M to 114 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.7% 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
34 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
52 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Saint Peter's University were Associate professor with 34 employees; Assistant professor with 33 employees; and Assistant professor with 29 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saint Peter's University were Office and Administrative Support with 52 employees; Management with 41 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 39 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Saint Peter's University was Male Associate professor with 18 employees, Female Assistant professor with 18 employees, and Male Professor with 16 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Saint Peter's University.

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