St. Thomas University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$30,900
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$20,172
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
5.18%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
54.6%
5,098 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
4,824
53.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
39.7%
83 Graduates

About

St. Thomas University is a higher education institution located in Miami-Dade County, FL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at St. Thomas University were Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (21 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (18 degrees), and Organizational Leadership (17 degrees).

In 2019, 739 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at St. Thomas University. 58.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (303 degrees), 1.94 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (156 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at St. Thomas University is $30,900, which is $8,874 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at St. Thomas University is $30,900, which is $8,874 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 $20,172.

In 2019, 34% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 19% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$30,900
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at St. Thomas University was $30,900. The cost of tuition at St. Thomas University is $8,874 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$20,172
2019 Value
3.57%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 St. Thomas University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,172. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of St. Thomas University grew by 3.57%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,732
Room and Board
$850
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at St. Thomas University was of $11,732 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $850. The cost of room and board increased by 0.00426% 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

34%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
19%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

34% of undergraduate students at St. Thomas University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 13.3% with respect to 2018, when 30% 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.
5.18%
2017 Default Rate
57
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at St. Thomas University was 5.18%, which represents 57 out of the 1100 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 University received 5,098 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 122% annual growth. Out of those 5,098 applicants, 2,785 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 54.6% acceptance rate.

There were 4,824 students enrolled at St. Thomas University in 2019, and 76% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

St. Thomas University has an overall enrollment yield of 16.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

54.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,785
Accepted Out of 5,098

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of St. Thomas University was 54.6% (2,785 admissions from 5,098 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 51.5%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 122%, while admissions grew by 136%.

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SAT Scores

76%
Submission Percentage
300
Scores Submitted

76% of enrolled first-time students at St. Thomas University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

St. Thomas University has a total enrollment of 4,824 students. The full-time enrollment at St. Thomas University is 2,562 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,262. This means that 53.1% of students enrolled at St. Thomas University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at St. Thomas University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.3% Hispanic or Latino, 20.6% Black or African American, 13.8% White, 2.3% Two or More Races, 1.37% Asian, 0.332% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0829% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at St. Thomas University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Male (20.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (18.6%) and Black or African American Male (17.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (29.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (16.6%) and Black or African American Female (16.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

53.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at St. Thomas University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,824 students. The full-time enrollment at St. Thomas University is 2,562 and the part-time enrollment is 2,262. This means that 53.1% of students enrolled at St. Thomas University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
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 University was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), St. Thomas University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    2,377
  2. Black or African American
    994
  3. White
    665

The enrolled student population at St. Thomas University is 49.3% Hispanic or Latino, 20.6% Black or African American, 13.8% White, 2.3% Two or More Races, 1.37% Asian, 0.332% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0829% 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 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, 271 students (5.62%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 119 more women than men received degrees from St. Thomas University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at St. Thomas University is hispanic or latino (303 degrees awarded). There were 1.94 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (156 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at St. Thomas University is Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (21 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (18 degrees) and Organizational Leadership (17 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at St. Thomas University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (248 degrees awarded), Theology (15 degrees), and Education (133 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 University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,573,369 people), Accountants & auditors (1,002,274 people), Other managers (754,668 people), Secondary school teachers (541,163 people), and Financial managers (504,522 people).

The most specialized majors at St. Thomas University are Legal (248 degrees awarded), Theology (15 degrees), Education (133 degrees), Protective Services (35 degrees), and Business (185 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 University are Surgeons, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Actuaries, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at St. Thomas University are Legal (248 degrees awarded), Theology (15 degrees), Education (133 degrees), Protective Services (35 degrees), and Business (185 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 University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,070,185 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (516,523 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (510,248 people), Banking & related activities (506,604 people), and Computer Systems Design (493,449 people).

The most specialized majors at St. Thomas University are Legal (248 degrees awarded), Theology (15 degrees), Education (133 degrees), Protective Services (35 degrees), and Business (185 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 University.
Most Common
  1. 21 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 18 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 17 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at St. Thomas University was Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations with 21 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

310
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
429
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 310 degrees were awarded to men at St. Thomas University, which is 0.723 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (429).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 76 degrees were awarded to men at St. Thomas University in Law, which is 0.784 times less than the 97 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 97 degrees were awarded to women at St. Thomas University in Law, which is 1.28 times more than the 76 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

33%
100% Completion Time
44%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 33% of students graduating from St. Thomas University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 45% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at St. Thomas University is Female and White (60% 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
    303 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    156 degrees awarded
  3. White
    116 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at St. Thomas University is hispanic or latino (303 degrees awarded). There were 1.94 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (156 degrees).

7.44% of degree recipients (55 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    181 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    122 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    108 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at St. Thomas University is hispanic or latino female (181 degrees awarded). There were 1.48 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (122 degrees).

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Operations

St. Thomas University has an endowment valued at nearly $29.6M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.84M (6.23%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, St. Thomas University had a total salary expenditure of $55.7M. St. Thomas University employs 41 Professors, 24 Associate professors, and 14 Assistant professors. Most academics at St. Thomas University are Male Professors (26), Female Professors(15), and Female Associate professors (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at St. Thomas University are: Service, with 40 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 39 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 31 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$29.6M
2019 Endowment
2.07%
growth from 2018

St. Thomas University has an endowment valued at about $29.6M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of St. Thomas University grew 2.07% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.88M 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. $1.02M - Federal
  2. $1.51M - State
  3. $48.8k - Local

As of 2019, St. Thomas University received $1.02M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.51M from state grants and contracts, and $48.8k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$26.9M
2019 Salaries
0.343%
decline from 2018

In 2019, St. Thomas University paid a median of $26.9M in salaries, which represents 48.3% of their overall expenditure ($55.7M) and a 0.343% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.16% decline from 2017 and a 2.31% decline from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$8.71M
Instructional Salaries
90
Number of Employees

In 2019, St. Thomas University paid a total of $8.71M to 90 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.3% 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
41 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
40 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at St. Thomas University were Professor with 41 employees; Associate professor with 24 employees; and Associate professor with 14 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at St. Thomas University were Service with 40 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 39 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 31 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at St. Thomas University was Male Professor with 26 employees, Female Professor with 15 employees, and Female Associate professor with 15 employees.

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