Viterbo University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$28,660
2.5% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$21,095
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.61%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
79.2%
1,325 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,516
75.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
64.5%
202 Graduates

About

Viterbo University is a higher education institution located in La Crosse County, WI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Viterbo University were Registered Nursing (192 degrees awarded), Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (28 degrees), and Accounting (22 degrees).

In 2020, 970 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Viterbo University. 74% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 26% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (890 degrees), 52.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (17 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Viterbo University is $28,660, which is $6,130 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Viterbo University is $28,660, which is $6,130 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,095.

In 2020, 89% of undergraduate students attending Viterbo University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 64% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$28,660
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Viterbo University was $28,660. The cost of tuition at Viterbo University is $6,130 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$21,095
2020 Value
1.68%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Viterbo University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,095. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Viterbo University grew by 1.68%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,295
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Viterbo University was of $9,295 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 2.59% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

89%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
64%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

89% of undergraduate students at Viterbo University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.14% with respect to 2019, when 88% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.61%
2018 Default Rate
18
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Viterbo University was 2.61%, which represents 18 out of the 690 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Viterbo University received 1,325 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 4.17% annual growth. Out of those 1,325 applicants, 1,050 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 79.2% acceptance rate.

There were 2,516 students enrolled at Viterbo University in 2020, and 9% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Viterbo University has an overall enrollment yield of 28.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

79.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,050
Accepted Out of 1,325

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Viterbo University was 79.2% (1,050 admissions from 1,325 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 76.6%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 4.17%, while admissions grew by 7.8%.

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SAT Scores

9%
Submission Percentage
27
Scores Submitted

9% of enrolled first-time students at Viterbo University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Viterbo University has a total enrollment of 2,516 students. The full-time enrollment at Viterbo University is 1,909 students and the part-time enrollment is 607. This means that 75.9% of students enrolled at Viterbo University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Viterbo University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 81.9% White, 5.6% Black or African American, 4.33% Hispanic or Latino, 2.46% Two or More Races, 1.83% Asian, 0.0795% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0795% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Viterbo University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (61.7%), followed by White Male (20.3%) and Black or African American Female (3.67%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (67.6%), followed by White Male (21%) and Asian Female (1.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Viterbo University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,516 students. The full-time enrollment at Viterbo University is 1,909 and the part-time enrollment is 607. This means that 75.9% of students enrolled at Viterbo University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2020 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 Viterbo University was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Viterbo University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,061
  2. Black or African American
    141
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    109

The enrolled student population at Viterbo University is 81.9% White, 5.6% Black or African American, 4.33% Hispanic or Latino, 2.46% Two or More Races, 1.83% Asian, 0.0795% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0795% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 466 more women than men received degrees from Viterbo University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Viterbo University is white (890 degrees awarded). There were 52.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (17 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Viterbo University is Registered Nursing (192 degrees awarded), followed by Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (28 degrees) and Accounting (22 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Viterbo University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (392 degrees awarded), Theology (19 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (16 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 Viterbo University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,748,025 people), Registered nurses (1,348,558 people), Secondary school teachers (388,714 people), Education administrators (270,509 people), and Social workers, all other (187,841 people).

The most specialized majors at Viterbo University are Education (392 degrees awarded), Theology (19 degrees), Language & Linguistics (16 degrees), Health (286 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (20 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 Viterbo University are Surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, Sales engineers, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Viterbo University are Education (392 degrees awarded), Theology (19 degrees), Language & Linguistics (16 degrees), Health (286 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (20 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 Viterbo University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,929,537 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,573,116 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (372,748 people), Outpatient care centers (285,882 people), and Offices of physicians (211,868 people).

The most specialized majors at Viterbo University are Education (392 degrees awarded), Theology (19 degrees), Language & Linguistics (16 degrees), Health (286 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (20 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 Viterbo University.
Most Common
  1. 192 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 28 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 22 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Viterbo University was Registered Nursing with 192 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

252
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
718
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 252 degrees were awarded to men at Viterbo University, which is 0.351 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (718).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 56 degrees were awarded to men at Viterbo University in General Educational Leadership & Administration, which is 0.718 times less than the 78 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 172 degrees were awarded to women at Viterbo University in Registered Nursing, which is 8.6 times more than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

41%
100% Completion Time
62%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 41% of students graduating from Viterbo 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Viterbo University is Male and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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
    890 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    17 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Viterbo University is white (890 degrees awarded). There were 52.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (17 degrees).

0.722% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    678 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    212 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Viterbo University is white female (678 degrees awarded). There were 3.2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (212 degrees).

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Operations

Viterbo University has an endowment valued at nearly $55.3M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $402k (0.728%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Viterbo University had a total salary expenditure of $44.8M. Viterbo University employs 45 Assistant professors, 30 Associate professors, and 22 Professors. Most academics at Viterbo University are Female Assistant professors (29), Male Associate professors(16), and Male Assistant professors (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Viterbo University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 52 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 34 employees, and Management with 32 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$55.3M
2020 Endowment
0.748%
decline from 2019

Viterbo University has an endowment valued at about $55.3M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Viterbo University declined 0.748% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $15.6M higher 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. $2.77M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Viterbo University received $2.77M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$18.6M
2020 Salaries
0.55%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Viterbo University paid a median of $18.6M in salaries, which represents 41.5% of their overall expenditure ($44.8M) and a 0.55% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.92% decline from 2018 and a 2.11% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.1M
Instructional Salaries
100
Number of Employees

In 2020, Viterbo University paid a total of $6.1M to 100 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
45 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
52 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Viterbo University were Assistant professor with 45 employees; Associate professor with 30 employees; and Associate professor with 22 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Viterbo University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 52 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 34 employees; and Management with 32 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Viterbo University was Female Assistant professor with 29 employees, Male Associate professor with 16 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 16 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Viterbo University.

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