Saint Leo University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$23,100
3.13% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$19,843
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
10.6%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
72.1%
5,195 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
10,912
79.7% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
49.8%
315 Graduates

About

Saint Leo University is a higher education institution located in Pasco County, FL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Saint Leo University were General Business Administration & Management (484 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (427 degrees), and General Psychology (278 degrees).

In 2019, 4,091 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Saint Leo University. 58.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,617 degrees), 1.22 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1324 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Saint Leo University is $23,100, which is $1,074 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Saint Leo University is $23,100, which is $1,074 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,843.

In 2019, 67% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 50% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$23,100
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Saint Leo University was $23,100. The cost of tuition at Saint Leo University is $1,074 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$19,843
2019 Value
0.963%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Saint Leo University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,843. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Saint Leo University grew by 0.963%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,728
Room and Board
$1,368
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Saint Leo University was of $12,728 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,368. The cost of room and board increased by 3.48% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.79% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

67%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
50%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

67% of undergraduate students at Saint Leo University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.52% with respect to 2018, when 66% 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.
10.6%
2017 Default Rate
606
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Saint Leo University was 10.6%, which represents 606 out of the 5733 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 Leo University received 5,195 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 5.93% annual growth. Out of those 5,195 applicants, 3,745 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 72.1% acceptance rate.

There were 10,912 students enrolled at Saint Leo University in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Saint Leo University has an overall enrollment yield of 20.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

72.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
3,745
Accepted Out of 5,195

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Saint Leo University was 72.1% (3,745 admissions from 5,195 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 60.3%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 5.93%, while admissions grew by 26.7%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Saint Leo University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Saint Leo University has a total enrollment of 10,912 students. The full-time enrollment at Saint Leo University is 8,693 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,219. This means that 79.7% of students enrolled at Saint Leo University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Saint Leo University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 33.7% White, 28.9% Black or African American, 13.7% Hispanic or Latino, 1.48% Two or More Races, 1.44% Asian, 0.357% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.11% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Saint Leo University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (19.4%), followed by Black or African American Female (18.2%) and White Male (13.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (24.1%), followed by Black or African American Female (21.9%) and White Male (14%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Saint Leo University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,912 students. The full-time enrollment at Saint Leo University is 8,693 and the part-time enrollment is 2,219. This means that 79.7% of students enrolled at Saint Leo University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
2019 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 Leo University was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Saint Leo University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,674
  2. Black or African American
    3,159
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,495

The enrolled student population at Saint Leo University is 33.7% White, 28.9% Black or African American, 13.7% Hispanic or Latino, 1.48% Two or More Races, 1.44% Asian, 0.357% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.11% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 1,791 students (16.4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 703 more women than men received degrees from Saint Leo University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Saint Leo University is white (1,617 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1324 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Saint Leo University is General Business Administration & Management (484 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (427 degrees) and General Psychology (278 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Saint Leo University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (714 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (239 degrees), and Business (1,523 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 Saint Leo University are Accountants & auditors (1,006,631 people), Other managers (799,308 people), Financial managers (511,314 people), Chief executives & legislators (396,812 people), and Social workers, all other (309,373 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Leo University are Protective Services (714 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (239 degrees), Business (1,523 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (27 degrees), and Psychology (283 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 Leo University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Public relations specialists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Saint Leo University are Protective Services (714 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (239 degrees), Business (1,523 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (27 degrees), and Psychology (283 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 Leo University are Elementary & secondary schools (864,781 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (556,906 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (542,672 people), Computer Systems Design (524,798 people), and Banking & related activities (512,232 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Leo University are Protective Services (714 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (239 degrees), Business (1,523 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (27 degrees), and Psychology (283 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 Leo University.
Most Common
  1. 484 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 427 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 278 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Saint Leo University was General Business Administration & Management with 484 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,694
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
2,397
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,694 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Leo University, which is 0.707 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,397).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 577 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Leo University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.855 times less than the 675 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 675 degrees were awarded to women at Saint Leo University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.17 times more than the 577 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34%
100% Completion Time
45%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 34% of students graduating from Saint Leo University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 45% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 45% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Saint Leo University is Male and Asian (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 3.81% of graduates (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,617 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    1,324 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    548 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Saint Leo University is white (1,617 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1324 degrees).

13.4% of degree recipients (548 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    905 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    857 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    712 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Saint Leo University is white female (905 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (857 degrees).

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Operations

Saint Leo University has an endowment valued at nearly $73.2M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.76M (2.41%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Saint Leo University had a total salary expenditure of $154M. Saint Leo University employs 56 Associate professors, 56 Assistant professors, and 26 Professors. Most academics at Saint Leo University are Male Associate professors (35), Male Assistant professors(29), and Female Assistant professors (27).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saint Leo University are: Management, with 259 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 124 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 96 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$73.2M
2019 Endowment
1.34%
growth from 2018

Saint Leo University has an endowment valued at about $73.2M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Saint Leo University grew 1.34% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $34.7M 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. $1.54M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Saint Leo University received $1.54M 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

$71.7M
2019 Salaries
10.1%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Saint Leo University paid a median of $71.7M in salaries, which represents 46.6% of their overall expenditure ($154M) and a 10.1% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.21% growth from 2017 and a 2.95% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$12.8M
Instructional Salaries
161
Number of Employees

In 2019, Saint Leo University paid a total of $12.8M to 161 employees working as instructors, which represents 17.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
56 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
259 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Saint Leo University were Associate professor with 56 employees; Assistant professor with 56 employees; and Assistant professor with 26 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saint Leo University were Management with 259 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 124 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 96 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Saint Leo University was Male Associate professor with 35 employees, Male Assistant professor with 29 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 27 employees.

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

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