Stetson University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$47,270
3.5% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$23,761
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
4.33%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
72.4%
13,005 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
4,429
95.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
61.3%
500 Graduates

About

Stetson University is a higher education institution located in Volusia County, FL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Stetson University were General Finance (72 degrees awarded), General Psychology (71 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (65 degrees).

In 2019, 1,235 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Stetson University. 58.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (776 degrees), 3.98 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (195 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Stetson University is $47,270, which is $25,244 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Stetson University is $47,270, which is $25,244 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 $23,761.

In 2019, 98% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 51% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$47,270
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Stetson University was $47,270. The cost of tuition at Stetson University is $25,244 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$23,761
2019 Value
7.62%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Stetson University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,761. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Stetson University grew by 7.62%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,052
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Stetson University was of $13,052 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.9% 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

98%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
51%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Stetson University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 1.01% with respect to 2018, when 99% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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4.33%
2017 Default Rate
46
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Stetson University was 4.33%, which represents 46 out of the 1062 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

Stetson University received 13,005 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 2.44% annual decline. Out of those 13,005 applicants, 9,410 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 72.4% acceptance rate.

There were 4,429 students enrolled at Stetson University in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Stetson University has an overall enrollment yield of 9.93%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

72.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
9,410
Accepted Out of 13,005

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Stetson University was 72.4% (9,410 admissions from 13,005 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 68.4%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −2.44%, while admissions grew by 3.17%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Stetson University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Stetson University has a total enrollment of 4,429 students. The full-time enrollment at Stetson University is 4,223 students and the part-time enrollment is 206. This means that 95.3% of students enrolled at Stetson University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Stetson University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.3% White, 17% Hispanic or Latino, 7.88% Black or African American, 4.76% Two or More Races, 2.14% Asian, 0.248% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0452% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Stetson University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.3%), followed by White Male (23.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.1%), followed by White Male (29.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.61%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Stetson University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,429 students. The full-time enrollment at Stetson University is 4,223 and the part-time enrollment is 206. This means that 95.3% of students enrolled at Stetson University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
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 Stetson University was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Stetson University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,670
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    752
  3. Black or African American
    349

The enrolled student population at Stetson University is 60.3% White, 17% Hispanic or Latino, 7.88% Black or African American, 4.76% Two or More Races, 2.14% Asian, 0.248% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0452% 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.

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Graduates

In 2019, 209 more women than men received degrees from Stetson University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Stetson University is white (776 degrees awarded). There were 3.98 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (195 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Stetson University is General Finance (72 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (71 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (65 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Stetson University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (274 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (19 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 Stetson University are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (200,794 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (142,466 people), Other managers (131,524 people), Postsecondary teachers (121,428 people), and Secondary school teachers (115,815 people).

The most specialized majors at Stetson University are Legal (274 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (19 degrees), History (19 degrees), and English (32 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 Stetson University are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Stetson University are Legal (274 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (19 degrees), History (19 degrees), and English (32 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 Stetson University are Elementary & secondary schools (364,635 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (251,408 people), Legal services (168,214 people), Computer Systems Design (95,266 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (78,381 people).

The most specialized majors at Stetson University are Legal (274 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (19 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (19 degrees), History (19 degrees), and English (32 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 Stetson University.
Most Common
  1. 72 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 71 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 65 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Stetson University was General Finance with 72 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

513
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
722
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 513 degrees were awarded to men at Stetson University, which is 0.711 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (722).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 113 degrees were awarded to men at Stetson University in Law, which is 0.843 times less than the 134 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 134 degrees were awarded to women at Stetson University in Law, which is 1.19 times more than the 113 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

55%
100% Completion Time
62%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 55% of students graduating from Stetson University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 62% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 63% 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 Stetson 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. White
    776 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    195 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    101 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Stetson University is white (776 degrees awarded). There were 3.98 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (195 degrees).

0.486% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

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

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Stetson University is white female (441 degrees awarded). There were 1.32 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (335 degrees).

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Operations

Stetson University has an endowment valued at nearly $255M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $17.8M (6.96%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Stetson University had a total salary expenditure of $143M. Stetson University employs 106 Professors, 59 Associate professors, and 58 Assistant professors. Most academics at Stetson University are Male Professors (59), Female Professors(47), and Female No academic ranks (32).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Stetson University are: Service, with 114 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 100 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 91 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$255M
2019 Endowment
5.17%
growth from 2018

Stetson University has an endowment valued at about $255M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Stetson University grew 5.17% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $217M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.75M - Federal
  2. $125k - State
  3. $53.5k - Local

As of 2019, Stetson University received $1.75M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $125k from state grants and contracts, and $53.5k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$58.3M
2019 Salaries
0.436%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Stetson University paid a median of $58.3M in salaries, which represents 40.9% of their overall expenditure ($143M) and a 0.436% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.849% growth from 2017 and a 4.19% 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

$24.9M
Instructional Salaries
270
Number of Employees

In 2019, Stetson University paid a total of $24.9M to 270 employees working as instructors, which represents 42.7% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
106 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
114 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Stetson University were Professor with 106 employees; Associate professor with 59 employees; and Associate professor with 58 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Stetson University were Service with 114 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 100 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 91 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female No academic rank

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Stetson University was Male Professor with 59 employees, Female Professor with 47 employees, and Female No academic rank with 32 employees.

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