Villanova University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$50,554

4% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$35,491

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

1.46%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

36%

21,123 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

10,967

71% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

90.3%

1,481 Graduates

About

Villanova University is a higher education institution located in Delaware County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Villanova University were Registered Nursing (258 degrees awarded), General Finance (249 degrees), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (153 degrees).

In 2017, 3,653 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Villanova University. 53.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,703 degrees), 12.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (223 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Villanova University is $50,554, which is $24,054 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Villanova University is $50,554, which is $24,054 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $35,491.

In 2017, 51% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 42% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$50,554

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Villanova University was $50,554. The cost of tuition at Villanova University is $24,054 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$35,491

2017 Value

6.68%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Villanova University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $35,491. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Villanova University grew by 6.68%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,080

Room and Board

$1,100

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Villanova University was of $13,080 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 2.93% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 15.8% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

51%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

42%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

51% of undergraduate students at Villanova University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.92% with respect to 2016, when 52% 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.

1.46%

2016 Default Rate

27

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Villanova University was 1.46%, which represents 27 out of the 1852 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

Villanova University received 21,123 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 22.3% annual growth. Out of those 21,123 applicants, 7,605 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 36% acceptance rate.

There were 10,967 students enrolled at Villanova University in 2017, and 39% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Villanova University has an overall enrollment yield of 22.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

36%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

7,605

Accepted Out of 21,123

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Villanova University was 36% (7,605 admissions from 21,123 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 43.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 22.3%, while admissions grew by 1.21%.

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SAT Scores

39%

Submission Percentage

676

Scores Submitted

39% of enrolled first-time students at Villanova University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Villanova University has a total enrollment of 10,967 students. The full-time enrollment at Villanova University is 7,786 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,181. This means that 71% of students enrolled at Villanova University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Villanova University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.1% White, 6.98% Hispanic or Latino, 5.74% Asian, 5.4% Black or African American, 2.24% Two or More Races, 0.119% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0547% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Villanova University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (39.4%), followed by White Male (35.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.11%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (34.8%), followed by White Female (32.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.41%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

71%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Villanova University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,967 students. The full-time enrollment at Villanova University is 7,786 and the part-time enrollment is 3,181. This means that 71% of students enrolled at Villanova University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

95%

2017 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 Villanova University was 95%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Villanova University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    7,687

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    766

  3. Asian

    630

The enrolled student population at Villanova University is 70.1% White, 6.98% Hispanic or Latino, 5.74% Asian, 5.4% Black or African American, 2.24% Two or More Races, 0.119% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0547% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 672 students (6.13%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 273 more women than men received degrees from Villanova University. The majority of degree recipients at Villanova University are white (2,703 degrees awarded). There were 12.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (223 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Villanova University is Registered Nursing (258 degrees awarded), followed by General Finance (249 degrees) and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (153 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Villanova University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (180 degrees awarded), Engineering (426 degrees), and Business (1,349 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Villanova University are Accountants & auditors (1,120,828 people), Other managers (891,351 people), Software developers (478,669 people), Financial managers (453,435 people), and Chief executives & legislators (408,371 people).

The most specialized majors at Villanova University are Legal (180 degrees awarded), Engineering (426 degrees), Business (1,349 degrees), Math & Statistics (70 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (25 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 Villanova University are Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Villanova University are Legal (180 degrees awarded), Engineering (426 degrees), Business (1,349 degrees), Math & Statistics (70 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (25 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 Villanova University are Computer Systems Design (824,894 people), Elementary & secondary schools (584,178 people), Construction (557,832 people), Banking & related activities (551,084 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (539,793 people).

The most specialized majors at Villanova University are Legal (180 degrees awarded), Engineering (426 degrees), Business (1,349 degrees), Math & Statistics (70 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (25 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 Villanova University.

Most Common

  1. 258 degrees awarded

  2. 249 degrees awarded

  3. 153 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Villanova University was Registered Nursing with 258 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,690

  2. 1,963

In 2017, 1,690 degrees were awarded to men at Villanova University, which is 0.861 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,963).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 206 degrees were awarded to men at Villanova University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.67 times more than the 123 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 235 degrees were awarded to women at Villanova University in Registered Nursing, which is 10.2 times more than the 23 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

87%

100% Completion Time

90%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 87% of students graduating from Villanova University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 90% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 91% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Villanova University is Female and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 2.77% of graduates (41 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,703 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    223 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    213 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Villanova University is white (2,703 degrees awarded). There were 12.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (223 degrees).

3.81% of degree recipients (139 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,446 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,257 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    116 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Villanova University is white female (1,446 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,257 degrees).

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Operations

Villanova University has an endowment valued at nearly $640M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $70.1M (10.9%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Villanova University had a total salary expenditure of $393M. Villanova University employs 199 Assistant professors, 186 Associate professors, and 160 Professors. Most academics at Villanova University are Male Professors (120), Male Associate professors(109), and Male Assistant professors (103).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Villanova University are: Management, with 407 employees, Service, with 370 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 282 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$640M

2017 Endowment

15.9%

growth from 2016

Villanova University has an endowment valued at about $640M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Villanova University grew 15.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $354M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $5.93M - Federal

  2. $4M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Villanova University received $5.93M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$190M

2017 Salaries

3.84%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Villanova University paid a median of $190M in salaries, which represents 48.3% of their overall expenditure ($393M) and a 3.84% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.68% decline from 2015 and a 3.2% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$66.9M

Instructional Salaries

667

Number of Employees

In 2017, Villanova University paid a total of $66.9M to 667 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $25.2M (35.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

199 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

407 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Villanova University were Assistant professor with 199 employees; Associate professor with 186 employees; and Associate professor with 160 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Villanova University were Management with 407 employees; Service with 370 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 282 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Villanova University was Male Professor with 120 employees, Male Associate professor with 109 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 103 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Villanova University.

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