Saint Francis University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$33,856

5% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$27,446

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

4.24%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

75.7%

1,715 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

2,680

67.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

67.1%

288 Graduates

About

Saint Francis University is a higher education institution located in Cambria County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Saint Francis University were Physician Assistant (46 degrees awarded), Clinical Laboratory Technologist (35 degrees), and Occupational Therapy (32 degrees).

In 2017, 779 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Saint Francis University. 69.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (602 degrees), 9.71 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (62 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Saint Francis University is $33,856, which is $13,123 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Saint Francis University is $33,856, which is $13,123 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 $27,446.

In 2017, 70% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 52% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$33,856

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Saint Francis University was $33,856. The cost of tuition at Saint Francis University is $13,123 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$27,446

2017 Value

10.5%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Saint Francis University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,446. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Saint Francis University grew by 10.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,524

Room and Board

$2,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Saint Francis University was of $11,524 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of room and board increased by 2.98% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

70%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

52%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

70% of undergraduate students at Saint Francis University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 9.09% with respect to 2016, when 77% 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.

4.24%

2016 Default Rate

28

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Saint Francis University was 4.24%, which represents 28 out of the 661 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 Francis University received 1,715 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 6.69% annual decline. Out of those 1,715 applicants, 1,299 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75.7% acceptance rate.

There were 2,680 students enrolled at Saint Francis University in 2017, and 82% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Saint Francis University has an overall enrollment yield of 29%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

75.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,299

Accepted Out of 1,715

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Saint Francis University was 75.7% (1,299 admissions from 1,715 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 67.4%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -6.69%, while admissions grew by 4.93%.

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SAT Scores

82%

Submission Percentage

308

Scores Submitted

82% of enrolled first-time students at Saint Francis University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Saint Francis University has a total enrollment of 2,680 students. The full-time enrollment at Saint Francis University is 1,805 students and the part-time enrollment is 875. This means that 67.4% of students enrolled at Saint Francis University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Saint Francis University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79% White, 6.08% Black or African American, 2.31% Asian, 2.09% Hispanic or Latino, 1.46% Two or More Races, 0.299% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.224% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Saint Francis University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (56.1%), followed by White Male (26.1%) and Black or African American Male (5.64%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (46.2%), followed by White Male (27.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.58%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

67.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Saint Francis University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,680 students. The full-time enrollment at Saint Francis University is 1,805 and the part-time enrollment is 875. This means that 67.4% of students enrolled at Saint Francis University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%

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 Saint Francis University was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Saint Francis University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,118

  2. Black or African American

    163

  3. Asian

    62

The enrolled student population at Saint Francis University is 79% White, 6.08% Black or African American, 2.31% Asian, 2.09% Hispanic or Latino, 1.46% Two or More Races, 0.299% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.224% 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, 215 students (8.02%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 301 more women than men received degrees from Saint Francis University. The majority of degree recipients at Saint Francis University are white (602 degrees awarded). There were 9.71 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (62 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Saint Francis University is Physician Assistant (46 degrees awarded), followed by Clinical Laboratory Technologist (35 degrees) and Occupational Therapy (32 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Saint Francis University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (444 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (12 degrees), and Business (152 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 Francis University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,081,112 people), Registered nurses (1,421,973 people), Accountants & auditors (1,133,561 people), Other managers (757,019 people), and Financial managers (443,236 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Francis University are Health (444 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (12 degrees), Business (152 degrees), Agriculture (6 degrees), and Education (49 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 Francis University are Public relations specialists, Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Saint Francis University are Health (444 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (12 degrees), Business (152 degrees), Agriculture (6 degrees), and Education (49 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 Francis University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,266,838 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,837,469 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (742,538 people), Banking & related activities (520,525 people), and Computer Systems Design (491,248 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Francis University are Health (444 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (12 degrees), Business (152 degrees), Agriculture (6 degrees), and Education (49 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 Francis University.

Most Common

  1. 46 degrees awarded

  2. 35 degrees awarded

  3. 32 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Saint Francis University was Physician Assistant with 46 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 239

  2. 540

In 2017, 239 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Francis University, which is 0.443 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (540).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 44 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Francis University in Other Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services, which is 0.423 times less than the 104 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 104 degrees were awarded to women at Saint Francis University in Other Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services, which is 2.36 times more than the 44 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

4%

100% Completion Time

72%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 4% of students graduating from Saint Francis University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 72% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 72% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (74.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Saint Francis University is Female and White (74.8% 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, 7.29% of graduates (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    602 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    62 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    44 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Saint Francis University is white (602 degrees awarded). There were 9.71 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (62 degrees).

7.96% of degree recipients (62 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    432 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    170 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Saint Francis University is white female (432 degrees awarded). There were 2.54 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (170 degrees).

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Operations

Saint Francis University has an endowment valued at nearly $48.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.54M (11.4%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Saint Francis University had a total expenditure of $67.7M. Of that $67.7M, they spent $28.2M on salaries and $67.7M on benefits.

Saint Francis University employs 47 Associate professors, 47 Assistant professors, and 31 Professors. Most academics at Saint Francis University are Female Assistant professors (32), Female Associate professors(25), and Male Professors (22).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saint Francis University are: Service, with 86 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 64 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 51 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$48.7M

2017 Endowment

9.94%

growth from 2016

Saint Francis University has an endowment valued at about $48.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Saint Francis University grew 9.94% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $15.5M 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. $1.55M - Federal

  2. $911k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Saint Francis University received $1.55M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $911k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$28.2M

Salary Expenditure

$67.7M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Saint Francis University had a total expenditure of $67.7M. Of that $67.7M, they spent $28.2M on salaries and $67.7M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$28.2M

2017 Salaries

3.09%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Saint Francis University paid a median of $28.2M in salaries, which represents 41.7% of their overall expenditure ($67.7M) and a 3.09% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.15% decline from 2015 and a 6.18% 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

$10.3M

Instructional Salaries

143

Number of Employees

In 2017, Saint Francis University paid a total of $10.3M to 143 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.6% 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

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

47 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

86 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Saint Francis University were Associate professor with 47 employees; Assistant professor with 47 employees; and Assistant professor with 31 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saint Francis University were Service with 86 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 64 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 51 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Saint Francis University was Female Assistant professor with 32 employees, Female Associate professor with 25 employees, and Male Professor with 22 employees.

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

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