Salus University

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2019 Default Rate
0.311%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
1,165
91.8% Full-Time

About

Salus University is a higher education institution located in Montgomery County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Professional Doctorate concentrations at Salus University were Optometry (147 degrees awarded) and Audiology (57 degrees).

In 2022, 409 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Salus University. 79.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 20.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (273 degrees), 4.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (62 degrees).

Costs

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.
0.311%
2019 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Salus University was 0.311%, which represents 1 out of the 322 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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Enrollment

Salus University had a total enrollment of 1,165 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Salus University is 1,070 students and the part-time enrollment is 95. This means that 91.8% of students enrolled at Salus University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Salus University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55% White, 18.6% Asian, 7.47% Black or African American, 7.38% Hispanic or Latino, 1.8% Two or More Races, 0.0858% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0858% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (44.7%), followed by Asian Female (15.5%) and White Male (10.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Salus University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,165 students. The full-time enrollment at Salus University is 1,070 and the part-time enrollment is 95. This means that 91.8% of students enrolled at Salus University are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    641 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    217 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    87 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Salus University is 55% White, 18.6% Asian, 7.47% Black or African American, 7.38% Hispanic or Latino, 1.8% Two or More Races, 0.0858% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0858% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% 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, 9 students (0.773%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 239 more women than men received degrees from Salus University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Salus University is white (273 degrees awarded). There were 4.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (62 degrees).

The most common Professional Doctorate concentration at Salus University is Optometry (147 degrees awarded), followed by Audiology (57 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Salus University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (384 degrees awarded), Biology (7 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (13 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Salus University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,661,579 people), Registered nurses (1,508,554 people), Physicians (506,243 people), Secondary school teachers (497,909 people), and Education administrators (289,477 people).

The most specialized majors at Salus University in 2022 are Health (384 degrees awarded), Biology (7 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (13 degrees), and Education (5 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Salus University are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, Physicians, and Correspondence clerks & order clerks

The most specialized majors at Salus University are Health (384 degrees awarded), Biology (7 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (13 degrees), and Education (5 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Salus University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,038,339 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,019,147 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (581,719 people), Offices of physicians (413,126 people), and Outpatient care centers (365,827 people).

The most specialized majors at Salus University are Health (384 degrees awarded), Biology (7 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (13 degrees), and Education (5 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Salus University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 147 degrees awarded
  2. 57 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common professional doctorate concentration at Salus University was Optometry with 147 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

85
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
324
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 85 degrees were awarded to men at Salus University, which is 0.262 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (324).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 41 degrees were awarded to men at Salus University in Optometry, which is 0.387 times less than the 106 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 106 degrees were awarded to men at Salus University in Optometry, which is 2.59 times more than the 41 male recipients with that same degree.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    273 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    62 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Salus University is white (273 degrees awarded). There were 4.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (62 degrees).

0.733% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    222 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    51 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    50 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Salus University is white female (222 degrees awarded). There were 4.35 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (51 degrees).

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Operations

Salus University has an endowment valued at nearly $50.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−17%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, Salus University had a total salary expenditure of 54.9M. Salus University employs 45 Assistant professors, 33 Associate professors and 13 No academic ranks. Most academics at Salus University are Female Assistant professor (31), Female Associate professor (24), and Male Assistant professor (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Salus University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 50 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 27 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 22 employees.

Endowment

$50.8M
2022 Endowment
11.6%
decline from 2021

Salus University has an endowment valued at about $50.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Salus University declined 11.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $39.1M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$25M
2022 Salaries
0.823%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Salus University paid a median of $25M in salaries, which represents 45.6% of their overall expenditure ($54.9M) and a 0.823% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.4M
Instructional Salaries
108
Number of Employees

In 2022, Salus University paid a total of $11.4M to 108 employees working as instructors, which represents 45.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
45 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
50 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Salus University were Assistant professor with 45 employees, Associate professor with 33 employees, and No academic rank with 13 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Salus University were Office and Administrative Support with 50 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 27 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 22 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Salus University was Female Assistant professor with 31 employees, Female Associate professor with 24 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 14 employees.

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

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