Saint Leo University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$21,600

4.05% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$20,552

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

7.3%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

58.5%

5,492 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

13,099

76.4% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

44.9%

244 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 (595 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (492 degrees), and General Psychology (302 degrees).

In 2017, 4,614 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Saint Leo University. 58.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,895 degrees), 1.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1582 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Saint Leo University is $21,600, which is $867 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Saint Leo University is $21,600, which is $867 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 $20,552.

In 2017, 73% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 43% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$21,600

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Saint Leo University was $21,600. The cost of tuition at Saint Leo University is $867 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$20,552

2017 Value

3.49%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Saint Leo University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,552. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Saint Leo University grew by 3.49%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,680

Room and Board

$1,720

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Saint Leo University was of $11,680 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,720. The cost of room and board increased by 3.49% 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

73%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

43%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

73% of undergraduate students at Saint Leo University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 12.3% with respect to 2016, when 65% 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.

7.3%

2016 Default Rate

434

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Saint Leo University was 7.3%, which represents 434 out of the 5943 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 5,492 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 22% annual growth. Out of those 5,492 applicants, 3,212 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 58.5% acceptance rate.

There were 13,099 students enrolled at Saint Leo University in 2017, and 54% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Saint Leo University has an overall enrollment yield of 16.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

58.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

3,212

Accepted Out of 5,492

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Saint Leo University was 58.5% (3,212 admissions from 5,492 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 69.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 22%, while admissions grew by 2.33%.

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SAT Scores

54%

Submission Percentage

364

Scores Submitted

54% of enrolled first-time students at Saint Leo University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Saint Leo University has a total enrollment of 13,099 students. The full-time enrollment at Saint Leo University is 10,005 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,094. This means that 76.4% of students enrolled at Saint Leo University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Saint Leo University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 35% White, 33.1% Black or African American, 11.4% Hispanic or Latino, 1.88% Two or More Races, 1.47% Asian, 0.428% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.221% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Saint Leo University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (21%), followed by White Female (20%) and White Male (15.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (22.2%), followed by Black or African American Female (20.9%) and White Male (16%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Saint Leo University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 13,099 students. The full-time enrollment at Saint Leo University is 10,005 and the part-time enrollment is 3,094. This means that 76.4% of students enrolled at Saint Leo University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%

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 Leo University was 72%. 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

    4,588

  2. Black or African American

    4,333

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,495

The enrolled student population at Saint Leo University is 35% White, 33.1% Black or African American, 11.4% Hispanic or Latino, 1.88% Two or More Races, 1.47% Asian, 0.428% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.221% 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 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, 1,813 students (13.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 774 more women than men received degrees from Saint Leo University. The majority of degree recipients at Saint Leo University are white (1,895 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1582 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Saint Leo University is General Business Administration & Management (595 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (492 degrees) and General Psychology (302 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 (816 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (272 degrees), and Business (1,737 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 (1,089,333 people), Other managers (635,021 people), Financial managers (424,161 people), Chief executives & legislators (316,983 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (282,494 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Leo University are Protective Services (816 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (272 degrees), Business (1,737 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (32 degrees), and Theology (59 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 Surgeons, Physicians, Dentists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at Saint Leo University are Protective Services (816 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (272 degrees), Business (1,737 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (32 degrees), and Theology (59 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 (571,974 people), Banking & related activities (492,732 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (467,422 people), Computer Systems Design (416,911 people), and Insurance carriers (389,648 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Leo University are Protective Services (816 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (272 degrees), Business (1,737 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (32 degrees), and Theology (59 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. 595 degrees awarded

  2. 492 degrees awarded

  3. 302 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Saint Leo University was General Business Administration & Management with 595 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,920

  2. 2,694

In 2017, 1,920 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Leo University, which is 0.713 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,694).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 642 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Leo University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.788 times less than the 815 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 815 degrees were awarded to women at Saint Leo University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.27 times more than the 642 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

31%

100% Completion Time

42%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 31% of students graduating from Saint Leo University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 42% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 44% 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.

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 (68.1%).

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, 15.6% of graduates (38 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,895 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,582 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    491 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Saint Leo University is white (1,895 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1582 degrees).

10.6% of degree recipients (491 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    1,040 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    1,021 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    874 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Saint Leo University is black or african american female (1,040 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (1,021 degrees).

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Operations

Saint Leo University has an endowment valued at nearly $68.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $9.1M (13.3%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Saint Leo University had a total salary expenditure of $163M. Saint Leo University employs 72 Assistant professors, 54 Associate professors, and 30 Instructors. Most academics at Saint Leo University are Male Assistant professors (41), Male Associate professors(32), and Female Assistant professors (31).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saint Leo University are: Management, with 217 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 137 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 104 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$68.6M

2017 Endowment

10.3%

growth from 2016

Saint Leo University has an endowment valued at about $68.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Saint Leo University grew 10.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $35.5M 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. $1.5M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Saint Leo University received $1.5M 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

$78.8M

2017 Salaries

2.95%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Saint Leo University paid a median of $78.8M in salaries, which represents 48.3% of their overall expenditure ($163M) and a 2.95% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.27% growth from 2015 and a 5.34% 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

$13.6M

Instructional Salaries

186

Number of Employees

In 2017, Saint Leo University paid a total of $13.6M to 186 employees working as instructors, which represents 17.3% 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

72 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

217 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Saint Leo University were Assistant professor with 72 employees; Associate professor with 54 employees; and Associate professor with 30 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saint Leo University were Management with 217 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 137 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 104 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Saint Leo University was Male Assistant professor with 41 employees, Male Associate professor with 32 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 31 employees.

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