University of St Francis

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$30,520

3% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$17,968

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.98%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

49.2%

1,560 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

3,864

39.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

62.9%

132 Graduates

About

University of St Francis is a higher education institution located in Will County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of St Francis were Registered Nursing (105 degrees awarded), Health Care Administration & Management (58 degrees), and Social Work (29 degrees).

In 2016, 933 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of St Francis. 75.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 24.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (667 degrees), 7.58 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (88 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of St Francis is $30,520, which is $10,360 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of St Francis is $30,520, which is $10,360 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,968.

In 2016, 88% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 69% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$30,520

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of St Francis was $30,520. The cost of tuition at University of St Francis is $10,360 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$17,968

2016 Value

2%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of St Francis had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,968. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of St Francis grew by 2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,142

Room and Board

$800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of St Francis was of $8,142 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 1.97% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

88%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

69%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

88% of undergraduate students at University of St Francis received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 2.33% with respect to 2015, when 86% 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.

3.98%

2015 Default Rate

35

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of St Francis was 3.98%, which represents 35 out of the 879 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

University of St Francis received 1,560 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 9.63% annual growth. Out of those 1,560 applicants, 768 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 49.2% acceptance rate.

There were 3,864 students enrolled at University of St Francis in 2016, and 4% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of St Francis has an overall enrollment yield of 28%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

49.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

768

Accepted Out of 1,560

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of St Francis was 49.2% (768 admissions from 1,560 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 50.5%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 9.63%, while admissions grew by 6.82%.

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SAT Scores

4%

Submission Percentage

8

Scores Submitted

4% of enrolled first-time students at University of St Francis in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of St Francis has a total enrollment of 3,864 students. The full-time enrollment at University of St Francis is 1,529 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,335. This means that 39.6% of students enrolled at University of St Francis are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of St Francis, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.4% White, 12.7% Hispanic or Latino, 9.34% Black or African American, 2.43% Asian, 2.1% Two or More Races, 0.259% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.207% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of St Francis in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (40.5%), followed by White Male (22.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (50.7%), followed by White Male (13.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.21%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

39.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of St Francis, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,864 students. The full-time enrollment at University of St Francis is 1,529 and the part-time enrollment is 2,335. This means that 39.6% of students enrolled at University of St Francis are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%

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 University of St Francis was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), University of St Francis had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,722

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    492

  3. Black or African American

    361

The enrolled student population at University of St Francis is 70.4% White, 12.7% Hispanic or Latino, 9.34% Black or African American, 2.43% Asian, 2.1% Two or More Races, 0.259% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.207% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 39 students (1.01%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 471 more women than men received degrees from University of St Francis. The majority of degree recipients at University of St Francis are white (667 degrees awarded). There were 7.58 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (88 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of St Francis is Registered Nursing (105 degrees awarded), followed by Health Care Administration & Management (58 degrees) and Social Work (29 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of St Francis, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (181 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (52 degrees), and Health (420 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 University of St Francis are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,969,074 people), Registered nurses (1,355,561 people), Physicians & surgeons (512,248 people), Secondary school teachers (339,115 people), and Education administrators (290,442 people).

The most specialized majors at University of St Francis are Education (181 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (52 degrees), Health (420 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), and Biology (29 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 University of St Francis are Public relations specialists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Financial analysts, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of St Francis are Education (181 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (52 degrees), Health (420 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), and Biology (29 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 University of St Francis are Elementary & secondary schools (3,052,675 people), Hospitals (2,013,577 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (542,277 people), Outpatient care centers (350,164 people), and Offices of physicians (342,692 people).

The most specialized majors at University of St Francis are Education (181 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (52 degrees), Health (420 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (24 degrees), and Biology (29 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 105 degrees awarded

  2. 58 degrees awarded

  3. 29 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of St Francis was Registered Nursing with 105 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 231

  2. 702

In 2016, 231 degrees were awarded to men at University of St Francis, which is 0.329 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (702).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 29 degrees were awarded to men at University of St Francis in Health Care Administration & Management, which is 0.23 times less than the 126 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 149 degrees were awarded to women at University of St Francis in Registered Nursing, which is 11.5 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

38%

100% Completion Time

56%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 38% of students graduating from University of St Francis completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 56% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 57% 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 (68.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of St Francis is Female and White (68.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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% 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

    667 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    88 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    87 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of St Francis is white (667 degrees awarded). There were 7.58 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (88 degrees).

1.93% of degree recipients (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    509 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    158 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    65 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of St Francis is white female (509 degrees awarded). There were 3.22 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (158 degrees).

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Operations

University of St Francis has an endowment valued at nearly $17.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-249k (-1.44%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, University of St Francis had a total expenditure of $48.7M. Of that $48.7M, they spent $24.9M on salaries and $48.7M on benefits.

University of St Francis employs 34 Assistant professors, 27 Professors, and 23 Associate professors. Most academics at University of St Francis are Female Assistant professors (26), Male Professors(14), and Female Associate professors (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of St Francis are: Management, with 39 employees, Service, with 36 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 30 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$17.3M

2015 Endowment

13%

growth from 2014

University of St Francis has an endowment valued at about $17.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of St Francis grew 13% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $11.6M 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. $564k - Federal

  2. $1.29M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, University of St Francis received $564k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.29M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$24.9M

Salary Expenditure

$48.7M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of St Francis had a total expenditure of $48.7M. Of that $48.7M, they spent $24.9M on salaries and $48.7M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$24.9M

2015 Salaries

5.71%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of St Francis paid a median of $24.9M in salaries, which represents 51% of their overall expenditure ($48.7M) and a 5.71% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.1% growth from 2013 and a 4.27% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.49M

Instructional Salaries

106

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of St Francis paid a total of $7.49M to 106 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

34 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

39 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of St Francis were Assistant professor with 34 employees; Professor with 27 employees; and Professor with 23 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of St Francis were Management with 39 employees; Service with 36 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 30 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of St Francis was Female Assistant professor with 26 employees, Male Professor with 14 employees, and Female Associate professor with 14 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of St Francis.

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