Saint Leo University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$23,990
3.85% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$19,818
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
7.73%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
73%
5,662 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
9,832
79.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
47.8%
292 Graduates

About

Saint Leo University is a higher education institution located in Pasco County, FL. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Saint Leo University were General Business Administration & Management (406 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (328 degrees), and General Psychology (253 degrees).

In 2020, 3,511 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 (1,300 degrees), 1.29 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1010 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Saint Leo University is $23,990, which is $1,460 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Saint Leo University is $23,990, which is $1,460 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 $19,818.

In 2020, 72% of undergraduate students attending Saint Leo University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 71% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$23,990
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Saint Leo University was $23,990. The cost of tuition at Saint Leo University is $1,460 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$19,818
2020 Value
0.126%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Saint Leo University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,818. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Saint Leo University grew by 0.126%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,975
Room and Board
$1,056
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Saint Leo University was of $9,975 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,056. The cost of room and board decreased by 21.6% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 22.8% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

72%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
71%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

72% of undergraduate students at Saint Leo University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 7.46% with respect to 2019, when 67% 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.
7.73%
2018 Default Rate
427
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Saint Leo University was 7.73%, which represents 427 out of the 5522 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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Saint Leo University received 5,662 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 8.99% annual growth. Out of those 5,662 applicants, 4,133 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73% acceptance rate.

There were 9,832 students enrolled at Saint Leo University in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Saint Leo University has an overall enrollment yield of 17.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
4,133
Accepted Out of 5,662

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Saint Leo University was 73% (4,133 admissions from 5,662 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 72.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 8.99%, while admissions grew by 10.4%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Saint Leo University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Saint Leo University has a total enrollment of 9,832 students. The full-time enrollment at Saint Leo University is 7,855 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,977. This means that 79.9% of students enrolled at Saint Leo University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Saint Leo University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 34.2% White, 25.7% Black or African American, 14.7% Hispanic or Latino, 1.52% Asian, 0.976% Two or More Races, 0.529% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.132% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Saint Leo University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (20.4%), followed by Black or African American Female (15.3%) and White Male (13.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.6%), followed by Black or African American Female (20.9%) and White Male (14.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Saint Leo University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,832 students. The full-time enrollment at Saint Leo University is 7,855 and the part-time enrollment is 1,977. This means that 79.9% of students enrolled at Saint Leo University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%
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 Leo University was 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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
    3,363
  2. Black or African American
    2,525
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,448

The enrolled student population at Saint Leo University is 34.2% White, 25.7% Black or African American, 14.7% Hispanic or Latino, 1.52% Asian, 0.976% Two or More Races, 0.529% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.132% 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 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, 1,786 students (18.2%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 603 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 (1,300 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1010 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Saint Leo University is General Business Administration & Management (406 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (328 degrees) and General Psychology (253 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 (556 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (222 degrees), and Theology (49 degrees).

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 (1,029,476 people), Other managers (656,624 people), Financial managers (446,965 people), Chief executives & legislators (343,063 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (274,405 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Leo University are Protective Services (556 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (222 degrees), Theology (49 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (28 degrees), and Business (1,325 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 Saint Leo University are Physicians, Aerospace engineers, Surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Saint Leo University are Protective Services (556 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (222 degrees), Theology (49 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (28 degrees), and Business (1,325 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 (563,785 people), Banking & related activities (480,213 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (474,632 people), Computer Systems Design (434,831 people), and Insurance carriers (417,654 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Leo University are Protective Services (556 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (222 degrees), Theology (49 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (28 degrees), and Business (1,325 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common
  1. 406 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 328 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 253 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Saint Leo University was General Business Administration & Management with 406 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,454
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
2,057
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,454 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Leo University, which is 0.707 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,057).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 480 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Leo University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.839 times less than the 572 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 572 degrees were awarded to women at Saint Leo University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.19 times more than the 480 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

39%
100% Completion Time
50%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 39% of students graduating from Saint Leo University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 50% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Saint Leo University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (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, 5.14% of graduates (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,300 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    1,010 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    495 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Saint Leo University is white (1,300 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1010 degrees).

14.1% of degree recipients (495 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    736 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    660 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    564 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Saint Leo University is white female (736 degrees awarded). There were 1.12 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (660 degrees).

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Saint Leo University has an endowment valued at nearly $68.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $340k (0.499%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Saint Leo University had a total salary expenditure of $156M. Saint Leo University employs 47 Associate professors, 40 Assistant professors, and 22 Professors. Most academics at Saint Leo University are Male Associate professors (31), Male Assistant professors(20), and Female Assistant professors (20).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saint Leo University are: Management, with 259 employees, Service, with 91 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 80 employees.

Endowment

$68.2M
2020 Endowment
6.8%
decline from 2019

Saint Leo University has an endowment valued at about $68.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Saint Leo University declined 6.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $28.6M 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. $4.09M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Saint Leo University received $4.09M 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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Salary Expenditure

$71.6M
2020 Salaries
0.199%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Saint Leo University paid a median of $71.6M in salaries, which represents 45.8% of their overall expenditure ($156M) and a 0.199% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 10.1% decline from 2018 and a 1.21% 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

$9.65M
Instructional Salaries
128
Number of Employees

In 2020, Saint Leo University paid a total of $9.65M to 128 employees working as instructors, which represents 13.5% of all salaries paid.

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

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Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Saint Leo University were Associate professor with 47 employees; Assistant professor with 40 employees; and Assistant professor with 22 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saint Leo University were Management with 259 employees; Service with 91 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 80 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Saint Leo University was Male Associate professor with 31 employees, Male Assistant professor with 20 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 20 employees.

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

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