St. Thomas Aquinas College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$32,250
3.53% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$20,972
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
9.74%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
80.6%
1,864 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,937
61.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
54.8%
149 Graduates

About

St. Thomas Aquinas College is a higher education institution located in Rockland County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at St. Thomas Aquinas College were Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (34 degrees awarded), General Social Sciences (29 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (22 degrees).

In 2019, 339 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at St. Thomas Aquinas College. 52.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (193 degrees), 3.39 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (57 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at St. Thomas Aquinas College is $32,250, which is $10,224 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at St. Thomas Aquinas College is $32,250, which is $10,224 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 $20,972.

In 2019, 69% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 37% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$32,250
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at St. Thomas Aquinas College was $32,250. The cost of tuition at St. Thomas Aquinas College is $10,224 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$20,972
2019 Value
3.48%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 St. Thomas Aquinas College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,972. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of St. Thomas Aquinas College grew by 3.48%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,625
Room and Board
$1,250
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at St. Thomas Aquinas College was of $9,625 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,250. The cost of room and board increased by 2.67% 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

69%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
37%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

69% of undergraduate students at St. Thomas Aquinas College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 4.55% 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.
9.74%
2017 Default Rate
30
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at St. Thomas Aquinas College was 9.74%, which represents 30 out of the 308 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

St. Thomas Aquinas College received 1,864 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 6.03% annual growth. Out of those 1,864 applicants, 1,502 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80.6% acceptance rate.

There were 1,937 students enrolled at St. Thomas Aquinas College in 2019, and 91% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

St. Thomas Aquinas College has an overall enrollment yield of 16.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,502
Accepted Out of 1,864

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of St. Thomas Aquinas College was 80.6% (1,502 admissions from 1,864 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 76%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 6.03%, while admissions grew by 12.4%.

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SAT Scores

91%
Submission Percentage
222
Scores Submitted

91% of enrolled first-time students at St. Thomas Aquinas College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

St. Thomas Aquinas College has a total enrollment of 1,937 students. The full-time enrollment at St. Thomas Aquinas College is 1,198 students and the part-time enrollment is 739. This means that 61.8% of students enrolled at St. Thomas Aquinas College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at St. Thomas Aquinas College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 57.3% White, 18.9% Hispanic or Latino, 8.62% Black or African American, 3.51% Asian, 3.3% Two or More Races, 0.103% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.103% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at St. Thomas Aquinas College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.4%), followed by White Male (23.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (54.7%), followed by White Male (15.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.81%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

61.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at St. Thomas Aquinas College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,937 students. The full-time enrollment at St. Thomas Aquinas College is 1,198 and the part-time enrollment is 739. This means that 61.8% of students enrolled at St. Thomas Aquinas College are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
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 St. Thomas Aquinas College was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), St. Thomas Aquinas College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,109
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    366
  3. Black or African American
    167

The enrolled student population at St. Thomas Aquinas College is 57.3% White, 18.9% Hispanic or Latino, 8.62% Black or African American, 3.51% Asian, 3.3% Two or More Races, 0.103% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.103% 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, 84 students (4.34%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 17 more women than men received degrees from St. Thomas Aquinas College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at St. Thomas Aquinas College is white (193 degrees awarded). There were 3.39 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (57 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at St. Thomas Aquinas College is Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (34 degrees awarded), followed by General Social Sciences (29 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (22 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at St. Thomas Aquinas College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (78 degrees awarded), Protective Services (35 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 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 St. Thomas Aquinas College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,522,716 people), Secondary school teachers (575,360 people), Education administrators (281,840 people), Special education teachers (210,300 people), and Other managers (197,158 people).

The most specialized majors at St. Thomas Aquinas College are Education (78 degrees awarded), Protective Services (35 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees), Math & Statistics (8 degrees), and History (5 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 St. Thomas Aquinas College are Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at St. Thomas Aquinas College are Education (78 degrees awarded), Protective Services (35 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees), Math & Statistics (8 degrees), and History (5 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 St. Thomas Aquinas College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,901,205 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (398,221 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (362,771 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (192,353 people), and Computer Systems Design (148,678 people).

The most specialized majors at St. Thomas Aquinas College are Education (78 degrees awarded), Protective Services (35 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (16 degrees), Math & Statistics (8 degrees), and History (5 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 St. Thomas Aquinas College.
Most Common
  1. 34 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 29 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 22 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at St. Thomas Aquinas College was Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration with 34 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

161
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
178
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 161 degrees were awarded to men at St. Thomas Aquinas College, which is 0.904 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (178).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 24 degrees were awarded to men at St. Thomas Aquinas College in General Social Sciences, which is 4.8 times more than the 5 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 27 degrees were awarded to women at St. Thomas Aquinas College in General Special Education & Teaching, which is 13.5 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

44%
100% Completion Time
54%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 44% of students graduating from St. Thomas Aquinas College 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 55% 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 St. Thomas Aquinas College 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, 6.71% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    193 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    57 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    35 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at St. Thomas Aquinas College is white (193 degrees awarded). There were 3.39 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (57 degrees).

10.3% of degree recipients (35 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    117 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    76 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at St. Thomas Aquinas College is white female (117 degrees awarded). There were 1.54 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (76 degrees).

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Operations

St. Thomas Aquinas College has an endowment valued at nearly $52.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.84M (7.31%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, St. Thomas Aquinas College had a total salary expenditure of $33.1M. St. Thomas Aquinas College employs 18 Professors, 14 Assistant professors, and 10 Associate professors. Most academics at St. Thomas Aquinas College are Female Professors (10), Female Assistant professors(10), and Male Professors (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at St. Thomas Aquinas College are: Management, with 50 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 21 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 11 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$52.5M
2019 Endowment
3.79%
growth from 2018

St. Thomas Aquinas College has an endowment valued at about $52.5M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of St. Thomas Aquinas College grew 3.79% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $14M 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: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $85.5k - Federal
  2. $484k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, St. Thomas Aquinas College received $85.5k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $484k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$14.9M
2019 Salaries
4.1%
growth from 2018

In 2019, St. Thomas Aquinas College paid a median of $14.9M in salaries, which represents 45% of their overall expenditure ($33.1M) and a 4.1% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.654% growth from 2017 and a 2.89% 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

$3.95M
Instructional Salaries
47
Number of Employees

In 2019, St. Thomas Aquinas College paid a total of $3.95M to 47 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.5% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
18 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
50 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at St. Thomas Aquinas College were Professor with 18 employees; Assistant professor with 14 employees; and Assistant professor with 10 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at St. Thomas Aquinas College were Management with 50 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 21 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 11 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at St. Thomas Aquinas College was Female Professor with 10 employees, Female Assistant professor with 10 employees, and Male Professor with 8 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at St. Thomas Aquinas College.

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