Saint Leo University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$20,760

3.03% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$21,296

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

7.99%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

69.7%

4,501 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

14,649

76.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

40%

216 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 (404 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (380 degrees), and General Psychology (340 degrees).

In 2016, 4,992 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Saint Leo University. 55.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,071 degrees), 1.26 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1648 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Saint Leo University is $20,760, which is $600 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Saint Leo University is $20,760, which is $600 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,296.

In 2016, 65% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 59% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$20,760

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Saint Leo University was $20,760. The cost of tuition at Saint Leo University is $600 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$21,296

2016 Value

0.379%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Saint Leo University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,296. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Saint Leo University grew by 0.379%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,286

Room and Board

$1,720

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Saint Leo University was of $11,286 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,720. The cost of room and board increased by 0.0532% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.18% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

65%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

59%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

65% of undergraduate students at Saint Leo University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, 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.

7.99%

2015 Default Rate

476

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Saint Leo University was 7.99%, which represents 476 out of the 5956 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 4,501 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 16.5% annual growth. Out of those 4,501 applicants, 3,139 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69.7% acceptance rate.

There were 14,649 students enrolled at Saint Leo University in 2016, and 31% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Saint Leo University has an overall enrollment yield of 19.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

69.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

3,139

Accepted Out of 4,501

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Saint Leo University was 69.7% (3,139 admissions from 4,501 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 72.5%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 16.5%, while admissions grew by 12%.

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SAT Scores

31%

Submission Percentage

188

Scores Submitted

31% of enrolled first-time students at Saint Leo University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Saint Leo University has a total enrollment of 14,649 students. The full-time enrollment at Saint Leo University is 11,192 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,457. 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 36.9% White, 34.9% Black or African American, 10.9% Hispanic or Latino, 1.71% Two or More Races, 1.57% Asian, 0.403% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.205% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Saint Leo University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (22.8%), followed by White Female (20.8%) and White Male (16.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (23.3%), followed by Black or African American Female (21.7%) and White Male (16.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Saint Leo University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,649 students. The full-time enrollment at Saint Leo University is 11,192 and the part-time enrollment is 3,457. This means that 76.4% of students enrolled at Saint Leo University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%

2016 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

    5,403

  2. Black or African American

    5,115

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,591

The enrolled student population at Saint Leo University is 36.9% White, 34.9% Black or African American, 10.9% Hispanic or Latino, 1.71% Two or More Races, 1.57% Asian, 0.403% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.205% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 1,639 students (11.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 576 more women than men received degrees from Saint Leo University. The majority of degree recipients at Saint Leo University are white (2,071 degrees awarded). There were 1.26 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1648 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Saint Leo University is General Business Administration & Management (404 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (380 degrees) and General Psychology (340 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 (898 degrees awarded), Theology (86 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (231 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 (1,094,679 people), Miscellaneous managers (805,499 people), Financial managers (434,557 people), Social workers (371,680 people), and Chief executives & legislators (336,113 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Leo University are Protective Services (898 degrees awarded), Theology (86 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (231 degrees), Business (1,860 degrees), and Psychology (386 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 Leo University are Public relations specialists, Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Financial analysts, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Saint Leo University are Protective Services (898 degrees awarded), Theology (86 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (231 degrees), Business (1,860 degrees), and Psychology (386 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 (808,644 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (601,939 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (535,760 people), Hospitals (531,933 people), and Banking & related activities (507,439 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Leo University are Protective Services (898 degrees awarded), Theology (86 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (231 degrees), Business (1,860 degrees), and Psychology (386 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 404 degrees awarded

  2. 380 degrees awarded

  3. 340 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Saint Leo University was General Business Administration & Management with 404 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,208

  2. 2,784

In 2016, 2,208 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Leo University, which is 0.793 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,784).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 588 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Leo University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.869 times less than the 677 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 677 degrees were awarded to women at Saint Leo University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.15 times more than the 588 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%

100% Completion Time

41%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 28% of students graduating from Saint Leo University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% 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.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Saint Leo University is Male and Asian (100% 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, 12% of graduates (26 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,071 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,648 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    600 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Saint Leo University is white (2,071 degrees awarded). There were 1.26 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1648 degrees).

12% of degree recipients (600 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,109 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    1,009 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    962 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Saint Leo University is white female (1,109 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (1,009 degrees).

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Operations

Saint Leo University has an endowment valued at nearly $58.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.23M (2.1%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Saint Leo University had a total expenditure of $161M. Of that $161M, they spent $77.8M on salaries and $161M on benefits.

Saint Leo University employs 68 Assistant professors, 55 Associate professors, and 29 Professors. Most academics at Saint Leo University are Male Assistant professors (41), Male Associate professors(32), and Female Assistant professors (27).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saint Leo University are: Management, with 193 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 144 employees, and Sales and related with 116 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$58.3M

2015 Endowment

1.54%

growth from 2014

Saint Leo University has an endowment valued at about $58.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Saint Leo University grew 1.54% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $29.4M 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. $1.38M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Saint Leo University received $1.38M 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

Primary Expenses

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$77.8M

Salary Expenditure

$161M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Saint Leo University had a total expenditure of $161M. Of that $161M, they spent $77.8M on salaries and $161M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$77.8M

2015 Salaries

5.34%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Saint Leo University paid a median of $77.8M in salaries, which represents 48.2% of their overall expenditure ($161M) and a 5.34% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.67% growth from 2013 and a 15% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$13.5M

Instructional Salaries

186

Number of Employees

In 2015, Saint Leo University paid a total of $13.5M to 186 employees working as instructors, which represents 17.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

68 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

193 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Saint Leo University were Assistant professor with 68 employees; Associate professor with 55 employees; and Associate professor with 29 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saint Leo University were Management with 193 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 144 employees; and Sales and related with 116 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 2016, 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 27 employees.

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

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