DeSales University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$34,500

2.99% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$27,977

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

4.91%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

73.8%

3,033 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

3,315

67.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

67.6%

288 Graduates

About

DeSales University is a higher education institution located in Lehigh County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at DeSales University were Registered Nursing (83 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (58 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (41 degrees).

In 2017, 881 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at DeSales University. 60.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (668 degrees), 9.28 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (72 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at DeSales University is $34,500, which is $13,767 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at DeSales University is $34,500, which is $13,767 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 $27,977.

In 2017, 80% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 65% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$34,500

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at DeSales University was $34,500. The cost of tuition at DeSales University is $13,767 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$27,977

2017 Value

9.5%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 DeSales University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,977. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of DeSales University grew by 9.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,699

Room and Board

$1,144

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at DeSales University was of $10,699 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,144. The cost of room and board increased by 9.81% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 15.3% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

80%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

65%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

80% of undergraduate students at DeSales University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.44% with respect to 2016, when 82% 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.

4.91%

2016 Default Rate

40

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at DeSales University was 4.91%, which represents 40 out of the 814 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

DeSales University received 3,033 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 6.01% annual growth. Out of those 3,033 applicants, 2,238 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.8% acceptance rate.

There were 3,315 students enrolled at DeSales University in 2017, and 85% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

DeSales University has an overall enrollment yield of 21.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,238

Accepted Out of 3,033

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of DeSales University was 73.8% (2,238 admissions from 3,033 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 76.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 6.01%, while admissions grew by 2.61%.

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SAT Scores

85%

Submission Percentage

360

Scores Submitted

85% of enrolled first-time students at DeSales University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

DeSales University has a total enrollment of 3,315 students. The full-time enrollment at DeSales University is 2,233 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,082. This means that 67.4% of students enrolled at DeSales University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at DeSales University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.7% White, 11.1% Hispanic or Latino, 4.31% Black or African American, 2.71% Asian, 2.38% Two or More Races, 0.0302% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at DeSales University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (42.9%), followed by White Male (30.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.84%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (50.2%), followed by White Male (23.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.13%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

67.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at DeSales University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,315 students. The full-time enrollment at DeSales University is 2,233 and the part-time enrollment is 1,082. This means that 67.4% of students enrolled at DeSales University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%

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 DeSales University was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), DeSales University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,378

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    367

  3. Black or African American

    143

The enrolled student population at DeSales University is 71.7% White, 11.1% Hispanic or Latino, 4.31% Black or African American, 2.71% Asian, 2.38% Two or More Races, 0.0302% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% 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 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, 246 students (7.42%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 179 more women than men received degrees from DeSales University. The majority of degree recipients at DeSales University are white (668 degrees awarded). There were 9.28 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (72 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at DeSales University is Registered Nursing (83 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (58 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (41 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at DeSales University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (38 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), and Business (307 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 DeSales University are Accountants & auditors (1,107,142 people), Other managers (699,077 people), Financial managers (432,778 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (360,723 people), and Chief executives & legislators (329,717 people).

The most specialized majors at DeSales University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (38 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), Business (307 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (55 degrees), and Protective Services (51 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 DeSales University are Surgeons, Physicians, Dentists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at DeSales University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (38 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), Business (307 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (55 degrees), and Protective Services (51 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 DeSales University are Elementary & secondary schools (718,620 people), Banking & related activities (510,401 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (487,106 people), Computer Systems Design (474,897 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (468,574 people).

The most specialized majors at DeSales University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (38 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees), Business (307 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (55 degrees), and Protective Services (51 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 DeSales University.

Most Common

  1. 83 degrees awarded

  2. 58 degrees awarded

  3. 41 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at DeSales University was Registered Nursing with 83 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 351

  2. 530

In 2017, 351 degrees were awarded to men at DeSales University, which is 0.662 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (530).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 96 degrees were awarded to men at DeSales University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.12 times more than the 86 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 86 degrees were awarded to women at DeSales University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.896 times less than the 96 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

58%

100% Completion Time

70%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 58% of students graduating from DeSales University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 70% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 71% 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.

Black or African American Male

Highest Graduation Rate (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at DeSales University is Male and Black or African American (80% 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, 2.43% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    668 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    72 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    72 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at DeSales University is white (668 degrees awarded). There were 9.28 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (72 degrees).

8.17% of degree recipients (72 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    392 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    276 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    45 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at DeSales University is white female (392 degrees awarded). There were 1.42 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (276 degrees).

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Operations

DeSales University has an endowment valued at nearly $80.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $9.56M (11.9%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, DeSales University had a total expenditure of $72.3M. Of that $72.3M, they spent $26.8M on salaries and $72.3M on benefits.

DeSales University employs 62 Assistant professors, 36 Associate professors, and 17 Professors. Most academics at DeSales University are Female Assistant professors (38), Male Assistant professors(24), and Male Associate professors (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at DeSales University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 53 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 46 employees, and Service with 37 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$80.1M

2017 Endowment

15.6%

growth from 2016

DeSales University has an endowment valued at about $80.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of DeSales University grew 15.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $47M 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. $379k - Federal

  2. $391k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, DeSales University received $379k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $391k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$26.8M

Salary Expenditure

$72.3M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, DeSales University had a total expenditure of $72.3M. Of that $72.3M, they spent $26.8M on salaries and $72.3M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$26.8M

2017 Salaries

3.34%

growth from 2016

In 2017, DeSales University paid a median of $26.8M in salaries, which represents 37.1% of their overall expenditure ($72.3M) and a 3.34% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.00696% growth from 2015 and a 4.65% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$9.6M

Instructional Salaries

126

Number of Employees

In 2017, DeSales University paid a total of $9.6M to 126 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.8% 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

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

62 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

53 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at DeSales University were Assistant professor with 62 employees; Associate professor with 36 employees; and Associate professor with 17 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at DeSales University were Office and Administrative Support with 53 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 46 employees; and Service with 37 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at DeSales University was Female Assistant professor with 38 employees, Male Assistant professor with 24 employees, and Male Associate professor with 19 employees.

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

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