Xavier University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$37,000

3.01% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$30,190

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.21%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

73.9%

13,006 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

6,786

73.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

71.8%

746 Graduates

About

Xavier University is a higher education institution located in Hamilton County, OH. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Xavier University were Registered Nursing (112 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (96 degrees), and General Finance (94 degrees).

In 2017, 1,825 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Xavier University. 58.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,316 degrees), 7.98 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (165 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Xavier University is $37,000, which is $16,267 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Xavier University is $37,000, which is $16,267 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $30,190.

In 2017, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 55% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$37,000

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Xavier University was $37,000. The cost of tuition at Xavier University is $16,267 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$30,190

2017 Value

8.77%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Xavier University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $30,190. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Xavier University grew by 8.77%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,730

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Xavier University was of $11,730 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 5.3% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

94%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

55%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Xavier University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.08% with respect to 2016, when 93% 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.

5.21%

2016 Default Rate

69

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Xavier University was 5.21%, which represents 69 out of the 1325 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

Xavier University received 13,006 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 1.57% annual decline. Out of those 13,006 applicants, 9,613 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.9% acceptance rate.

There were 6,786 students enrolled at Xavier University in 2017, and 34% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Xavier University has an overall enrollment yield of 12.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

9,613

Accepted Out of 13,006

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Xavier University was 73.9% (9,613 admissions from 13,006 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 68.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -1.57%, while admissions grew by 6.09%.

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SAT Scores

34%

Submission Percentage

417

Scores Submitted

34% of enrolled first-time students at Xavier University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Xavier University has a total enrollment of 6,786 students. The full-time enrollment at Xavier University is 5,008 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,778. This means that 73.8% of students enrolled at Xavier University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Xavier University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.7% White, 9.06% Black or African American, 5.17% Hispanic or Latino, 3.45% Two or More Races, 2.65% Asian, 0.162% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.147% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Xavier University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (40.8%), followed by White Male (34.8%) and Black or African American Female (4.67%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (45.8%), followed by White Male (27.9%) and Black or African American Female (5.64%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Xavier University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,786 students. The full-time enrollment at Xavier University is 5,008 and the part-time enrollment is 1,778. This means that 73.8% of students enrolled at Xavier University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%

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 Xavier University was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Xavier University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,134

  2. Black or African American

    615

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    351

The enrolled student population at Xavier University is 75.7% White, 9.06% Black or African American, 5.17% Hispanic or Latino, 3.45% Two or More Races, 2.65% Asian, 0.162% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.147% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 96 students (1.41%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 317 more women than men received degrees from Xavier University. The majority of degree recipients at Xavier University are white (1,316 degrees awarded). There were 7.98 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (165 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Xavier University is Registered Nursing (112 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (96 degrees) and General Finance (94 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Xavier University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (21 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (52 degrees), and Business (592 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 Xavier University are Accountants & auditors (1,106,111 people), Other managers (746,762 people), Financial managers (440,187 people), Chief executives & legislators (355,344 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (340,761 people).

The most specialized majors at Xavier University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (21 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (52 degrees), Business (592 degrees), Communications (83 degrees), and Physical Sciences (34 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 Xavier University are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Dentists, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Xavier University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (21 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (52 degrees), Business (592 degrees), Communications (83 degrees), and Physical Sciences (34 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 Xavier University are Elementary & secondary schools (690,617 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (589,809 people), Computer Systems Design (521,267 people), Banking & related activities (521,170 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (453,949 people).

The most specialized majors at Xavier University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (21 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (52 degrees), Business (592 degrees), Communications (83 degrees), and Physical Sciences (34 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 112 degrees awarded

  2. 96 degrees awarded

  3. 94 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Xavier University was Registered Nursing with 112 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 754

  2. 1,071

In 2017, 754 degrees were awarded to men at Xavier University, which is 0.704 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,071).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 96 degrees were awarded to men at Xavier University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.71 times more than the 56 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 109 degrees were awarded to women at Xavier University in Registered Nursing, which is 10.9 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

66%

100% Completion Time

74%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 66% of students graduating from Xavier University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 74% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 75% 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 Xavier 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 (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

    1,316 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    165 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    137 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Xavier University is white (1,316 degrees awarded). There were 7.98 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (165 degrees).

9.04% of degree recipients (165 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    775 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    541 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    91 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Xavier University is white female (775 degrees awarded). There were 1.43 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (541 degrees).

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Operations

Xavier University has an endowment valued at nearly $169M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $23.9M (14.1%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Xavier University had a total expenditure of $174M. Of that $174M, they spent $76.3M on salaries and $174M on benefits.

Xavier University employs 108 Associate professors, 77 Instructors, and 76 Assistant professors. Most academics at Xavier University are Female Instructors (59), Male Associate professors(55), and Female Associate professors (53).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Xavier University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 123 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 110 employees, and Management with 84 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$169M

2017 Endowment

12.2%

growth from 2016

Xavier University has an endowment valued at about $169M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Xavier University grew 12.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $136M 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. $1.5M - Federal

  2. $1.03M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Xavier University received $1.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.03M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$76.3M

Salary Expenditure

$174M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Xavier University had a total expenditure of $174M. Of that $174M, they spent $76.3M on salaries and $174M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$76.3M

2017 Salaries

3.73%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Xavier University paid a median of $76.3M in salaries, which represents 43.8% of their overall expenditure ($174M) and a 3.73% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 11.9% growth from 2015 and a 5.38% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$28.8M

Instructional Salaries

366

Number of Employees

In 2017, Xavier University paid a total of $28.8M to 366 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

108 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

123 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Xavier University were Associate professor with 108 employees; Instructor with 77 employees; and Instructor with 76 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Xavier University were Office and Administrative Support with 123 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 110 employees; and Management with 84 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Xavier University was Female Instructor with 59 employees, Male Associate professor with 55 employees, and Female Associate professor with 53 employees.

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

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