Saint Joseph's University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$47,740
3% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$35,780
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.52%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
80.1%
7,632 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
6,779
64.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
80.9%
1,089 Graduates

About

Saint Joseph's University is a higher education institution located in Philadelphia County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Saint Joseph's University were General Finance (151 degrees awarded), General Marketing & Marketing Management (125 degrees), and Accounting (108 degrees).

In 2020, 2,595 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Saint Joseph's University. 58.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,861 degrees), 9.49 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (196 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Saint Joseph's University is $47,740, which is $25,210 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Saint Joseph's University is $47,740, which is $25,210 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 $35,780.

In 2020, 93% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 52% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$47,740
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Saint Joseph's University was $47,740. The cost of tuition at Saint Joseph's University is $25,210 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$35,780
2020 Value
1.53%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Saint Joseph's University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $35,780. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Saint Joseph's University grew by 1.53%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,840
Room and Board
$893
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Saint Joseph's University was of $14,840 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $893. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.32% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

93%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
52%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Saint Joseph's University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, 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.
2.52%
2018 Default Rate
47
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Saint Joseph's University was 2.52%, which represents 47 out of the 1868 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

Saint Joseph's University received 7,632 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 12.2% annual decline. Out of those 7,632 applicants, 6,111 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80.1% acceptance rate.

There were 6,779 students enrolled at Saint Joseph's University in 2020, and 64% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Saint Joseph's University has an overall enrollment yield of 13.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
6,111
Accepted Out of 7,632

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Saint Joseph's University was 80.1% (6,111 admissions from 7,632 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 75%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −12.2%, while admissions declined by −6.23%.

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SAT Scores

64%
Submission Percentage
538
Scores Submitted

64% of enrolled first-time students at Saint Joseph's University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Saint Joseph's University has a total enrollment of 6,779 students. The full-time enrollment at Saint Joseph's University is 4,386 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,393. This means that 64.7% of students enrolled at Saint Joseph's University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Saint Joseph's University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.3% White, 8.87% Black or African American, 7.23% Hispanic or Latino, 3.3% Asian, 2.29% Two or More Races, 0.148% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.148% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Saint Joseph's University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.2%), followed by White Male (37.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.64%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (30.6%), followed by White Male (21.1%) and Black or African American Female (7.94%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

64.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Saint Joseph's University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,779 students. The full-time enrollment at Saint Joseph's University is 4,386 and the part-time enrollment is 2,393. This means that 64.7% of students enrolled at Saint Joseph's University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%
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 Saint Joseph's University was 89%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Saint Joseph's University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,698
  2. Black or African American
    601
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    490

The enrolled student population at Saint Joseph's University is 69.3% White, 8.87% Black or African American, 7.23% Hispanic or Latino, 3.3% Asian, 2.29% Two or More Races, 0.148% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.148% 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.

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, 384 students (5.66%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 463 more women than men received degrees from Saint Joseph's University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Saint Joseph's University is white (1,861 degrees awarded). There were 9.49 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (196 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Saint Joseph's University is General Finance (151 degrees awarded), followed by General Marketing & Marketing Management (125 degrees) and Accounting (108 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Saint Joseph's University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Business (1,272 degrees awarded), Education (463 degrees), and Social Sciences (225 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 Saint Joseph's University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,667,334 people), Accountants & auditors (1,052,525 people), Other managers (931,161 people), Secondary school teachers (609,020 people), and Financial managers (576,753 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Joseph's University are Business (1,272 degrees awarded), Education (463 degrees), Social Sciences (225 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (26 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 Saint Joseph's University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Saint Joseph's University are Business (1,272 degrees awarded), Education (463 degrees), Social Sciences (225 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (26 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 Saint Joseph's University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,320,357 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (747,421 people), Computer Systems Design (636,344 people), Banking & related activities (594,463 people), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments (535,580 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Joseph's University are Business (1,272 degrees awarded), Education (463 degrees), Social Sciences (225 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (26 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 Saint Joseph's University.
Most Common
  1. 151 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 125 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 108 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Saint Joseph's University was General Finance with 151 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,066
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,529
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,066 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Joseph's University, which is 0.697 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,529).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 155 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Joseph's University in Management Science, which is 1.42 times more than the 109 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 131 degrees were awarded to women at Saint Joseph's University in General Special Education & Teaching, which is 16.4 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

73%
100% Completion Time
80%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 73% of students graduating from Saint Joseph's University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 80% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 81% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (86.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Saint Joseph's University is Female and White (86.3% 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, 1.01% of graduates (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,861 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    196 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    153 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Saint Joseph's University is white (1,861 degrees awarded). There were 9.49 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (196 degrees).

5.9% of degree recipients (153 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,055 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    806 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    132 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Saint Joseph's University is white female (1,055 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (806 degrees).

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Operations

Saint Joseph's University has an endowment valued at nearly $294M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.91M (0.65%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Saint Joseph's University had a total salary expenditure of $210M. Saint Joseph's University employs 81 Associate professors, 77 Professors, and 62 Assistant professors. Most academics at Saint Joseph's University are Male Professors (46), Male Associate professors(42), and Female Associate professors (39).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saint Joseph's University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 98 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 86 employees, and Service with 85 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$294M
2020 Endowment
0.164%
decline from 2019

Saint Joseph's University has an endowment valued at about $294M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Saint Joseph's University declined 0.164% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $254M 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. $3.63M - Federal
  2. $1.66M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Saint Joseph's University received $3.63M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.66M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$98.4M
2020 Salaries
6.86%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Saint Joseph's University paid a median of $98.4M in salaries, which represents 46.8% of their overall expenditure ($210M) and a 6.86% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.06% growth from 2018 and a 2.12% 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

$24.1M
Instructional Salaries
267
Number of Employees

In 2020, Saint Joseph's University paid a total of $24.1M to 267 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.5% 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

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
81 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
98 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Saint Joseph's University were Associate professor with 81 employees; Professor with 77 employees; and Professor with 62 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saint Joseph's University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 98 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 86 employees; and Service with 85 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Saint Joseph's University was Male Professor with 46 employees, Male Associate professor with 42 employees, and Female Associate professor with 39 employees.

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