Villanova University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$48,610

3.5% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$33,270

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

1.77%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

43.5%

17,272 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

10,842

71.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

90.3%

1,488 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 General Finance (261 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (240 degrees), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (160 degrees).

In 2016, 3,538 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Villanova University. 52.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,571 degrees), 10.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (235 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Villanova University is $48,610, which is $22,754 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Villanova University is $48,610, which is $22,754 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $33,270.

In 2016, 52% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 43% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$48,610

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Villanova University was $48,610. The cost of tuition at Villanova University is $22,754 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$33,270

2016 Value

5.06%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Villanova University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $33,270. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Villanova University grew by 5.06%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,707

Room and Board

$950

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Villanova University was of $12,707 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $950. The cost of room and board increased by 3.49% 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

52%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

43%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

52% of undergraduate students at Villanova University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 4% with respect to 2015, when 50% 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.

1.77%

2015 Default Rate

32

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Villanova University was 1.77%, which represents 32 out of the 1810 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 17,272 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 6.58% annual growth. Out of those 17,272 applicants, 7,514 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 43.5% acceptance rate.

There were 10,842 students enrolled at Villanova University in 2016, and 50% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Villanova University has an overall enrollment yield of 22.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

43.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

7,514

Accepted Out of 17,272

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Villanova University was 43.5% (7,514 admissions from 17,272 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 47.9%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 6.58%, while admissions declined by -3.18%.

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SAT Scores

50%

Submission Percentage

842

Scores Submitted

50% of enrolled first-time students at Villanova University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Villanova University has a total enrollment of 10,842 students. The full-time enrollment at Villanova University is 7,758 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,084. This means that 71.6% of students enrolled at Villanova University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Villanova University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.8% White, 6.53% Hispanic or Latino, 5.99% Asian, 5.57% Black or African American, 2.06% Two or More Races, 0.111% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0553% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Villanova University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (39.6%), followed by White Male (35.6%) and Asian Female (4.05%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (32.2%), followed by White Female (32.1%) and Black or African American Female (3.47%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

71.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Villanova University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,842 students. The full-time enrollment at Villanova University is 7,758 and the part-time enrollment is 3,084. This means that 71.6% of students enrolled at Villanova University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

95%

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 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

    7,674

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    708

  3. Asian

    649

The enrolled student population at Villanova University is 70.8% White, 6.53% Hispanic or Latino, 5.99% Asian, 5.57% Black or African American, 2.06% Two or More Races, 0.111% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0553% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 631 students (5.82%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 164 more women than men received degrees from Villanova University. The majority of degree recipients at Villanova University are white (2,571 degrees awarded). There were 10.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (235 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Villanova University is General Finance (261 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (240 degrees) and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (160 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 (203 degrees awarded), Engineering (413 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (30 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 Miscellaneous managers (495,652 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (399,504 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (304,737 people), Civil engineers (234,102 people), and Postsecondary teachers (169,058 people).

The most specialized majors at Villanova University are Legal (203 degrees awarded), Engineering (413 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (30 degrees), Math & Statistics (69 degrees), and Communications (195 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 Villanova University are Physicians & surgeons, Economists, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Chief executives & legislators, and Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers

The most specialized majors at Villanova University are Legal (203 degrees awarded), Engineering (413 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (30 degrees), Math & Statistics (69 degrees), and Communications (195 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 (490,996 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (414,425 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (335,838 people), Elementary & secondary schools (320,963 people), and Construction (268,738 people).

The most specialized majors at Villanova University are Legal (203 degrees awarded), Engineering (413 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (30 degrees), Math & Statistics (69 degrees), and Communications (195 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 261 degrees awarded

  2. 240 degrees awarded

  3. 160 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Villanova University was General Finance with 261 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,687

  2. 1,851

In 2016, 1,687 degrees were awarded to men at Villanova University, which is 0.911 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,851).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 198 degrees were awarded to men at Villanova University in General Finance, which is 2.39 times more than the 83 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 208 degrees were awarded to women at Villanova University in Registered Nursing, which is 6.5 times more than the 32 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

85%

100% Completion Time

89%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 85% of students graduating from Villanova University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 89% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 90% 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 Villanova University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 0.336% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,571 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    235 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    203 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Villanova University is white (2,571 degrees awarded). There were 10.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (235 degrees).

3.02% of degree recipients (107 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,334 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,237 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    126 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Villanova University is white female (1,334 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,237 degrees).

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Operations

Villanova University has an endowment valued at nearly $564M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $21.4M (3.8%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Villanova University had a total expenditure of $378M. Of that $378M, they spent $188M on salaries and $378M on benefits.

Villanova University employs 235 Assistant professors, 173 Associate professors, and 163 Professors. Most academics at Villanova University are Male Professors (123), Male Assistant professors(122), and Female Assistant professors (113).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Villanova University are: Management, with 363 employees, Service, with 344 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 278 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$564M

2015 Endowment

12.4%

growth from 2014

Villanova University has an endowment valued at about $564M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Villanova University grew 12.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $293M 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. $6.31M - Federal

  2. $516k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Villanova University received $6.31M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $516k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$188M

Salary Expenditure

$378M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Villanova University had a total expenditure of $378M. Of that $378M, they spent $188M on salaries and $378M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Villanova University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$188M

2015 Salaries

3.2%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Villanova University paid a median of $188M in salaries, which represents 49.8% of their overall expenditure ($378M) and a 3.2% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.31% growth from 2013 and a 4.58% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$63.2M

Instructional Salaries

653

Number of Employees

In 2015, Villanova University paid a total of $63.2M to 653 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

235 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

363 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Villanova University were Assistant professor with 235 employees; Associate professor with 173 employees; and Associate professor with 163 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Villanova University were Management with 363 employees; Service with 344 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 278 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Villanova University was Male Professor with 123 employees, Male Assistant professor with 122 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 113 employees.

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

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