Saint Louis University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$41,540
3.59% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$31,718
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
2.58%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
64.4%
13,431 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
14,581
73.4% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
77.3%
1,351 Graduates

About

Saint Louis University is a higher education institution located in St. Louis city, MO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Saint Louis University were General Business Administration & Management (343 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (204 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (98 degrees).

In 2017, 3,502 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Saint Louis University. 61.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,488 degrees), 8.16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (305 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Saint Louis University is $41,540, which is $15,040 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Saint Louis University is $41,540, which is $15,040 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $31,718.

In 2017, 56% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 30% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$41,540
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Saint Louis University was $41,540. The cost of tuition at Saint Louis University is $15,040 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$31,718
2017 Value
4.53%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Saint Louis University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $31,718. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Saint Louis University grew by 4.53%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,640
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Saint Louis University was of $10,640 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board did not change 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

56%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
30%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

56% of undergraduate students at Saint Louis University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 5.66% with respect to 2016, when 53% 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.
2.58%
2016 Default Rate
68
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Saint Louis University was 2.58%, which represents 68 out of the 2639 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 Louis University received 13,431 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 5.16% annual growth. Out of those 13,431 applicants, 8,653 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 64.4% acceptance rate.

There were 14,581 students enrolled at Saint Louis University in 2017, and 13% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Saint Louis University has an overall enrollment yield of 18.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

64.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
8,653
Accepted Out of 13,431

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Saint Louis University was 64.4% (8,653 admissions from 13,431 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 64.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 5.16%, while admissions grew by 4.64%.

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SAT Scores

13%
Submission Percentage
220
Scores Submitted

13% of enrolled first-time students at Saint Louis University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Saint Louis University has a total enrollment of 14,581 students. The full-time enrollment at Saint Louis University is 10,707 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,874. This means that 73.4% of students enrolled at Saint Louis University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Saint Louis University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.8% White, 8.47% Asian, 6.26% Black or African American, 4.75% Hispanic or Latino, 3.1% Two or More Races, 0.144% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0411% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Saint Louis University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (43.3%), followed by White Male (26.4%) and Asian Female (6.63%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (39.3%), followed by White Male (25.1%) and Asian Female (5.22%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Saint Louis University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,581 students. The full-time enrollment at Saint Louis University is 10,707 and the part-time enrollment is 3,874. This means that 73.4% of students enrolled at Saint Louis University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

90%
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 Louis University was 90%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Saint Louis University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    10,174
  2. Asian
    1,235
  3. Black or African American
    913

The enrolled student population at Saint Louis University is 69.8% White, 8.47% Asian, 6.26% Black or African American, 4.75% Hispanic or Latino, 3.1% Two or More Races, 0.144% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0411% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 254 students (1.74%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 776 more women than men received degrees from Saint Louis University. The majority of degree recipients at Saint Louis University are white (2,488 degrees awarded). There were 8.16 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (305 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Saint Louis University is General Business Administration & Management (343 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (204 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (98 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Saint Louis University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (160 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (21 degrees), and Health (1,341 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 Louis University are Registered nurses (1,315,324 people), Medical & health services managers (143,445 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (142,954 people), Pharmacists (132,022 people), and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (122,636 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Louis University are Legal (160 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (21 degrees), Health (1,341 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (98 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (45 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 Louis University are Public relations specialists, Surgeons, Sales managers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Saint Louis University are Legal (160 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (21 degrees), Health (1,341 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (98 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (45 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Saint Louis University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,480,194 people), Elementary & secondary schools (364,126 people), Outpatient care centers (228,052 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (220,541 people), and Offices of physicians (200,039 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Louis University are Legal (160 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (21 degrees), Health (1,341 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (98 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (45 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 Louis University.
Most Common
  1. 343 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 204 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 98 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Saint Louis University was General Business Administration & Management with 343 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 1,363
  2. 2,139

In 2017, 1,363 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Louis University, which is 0.637 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,139).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 260 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Louis University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.41 times more than the 184 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 254 degrees were awarded to women at Saint Louis University in Registered Nursing, which is 7.94 times more than the 32 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

60%
100% Completion Time
71%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 60% of students graduating from Saint Louis University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 71% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 72% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (87.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Saint Louis University is Female and Asian (87.6% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 1.33% of graduates (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,488 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    305 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    208 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Saint Louis University is white (2,488 degrees awarded). There were 8.16 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (305 degrees).

1.17% of degree recipients (41 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,543 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    945 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    179 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Saint Louis University is white female (1,543 degrees awarded). There were 1.63 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (945 degrees).

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Operations

Saint Louis University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.15B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $158M (13.7%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Saint Louis University had a total salary expenditure of $797M. Saint Louis University employs 252 Associate professors, 213 Assistant professors, and 182 Professors. Most academics at Saint Louis University are Female Assistant professors (130), Male Associate professors(128), and Male Professors (125).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saint Louis University are: Management, with 364 employees, Service, with 336 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 279 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.15B
2017 Endowment
9.17%
growth from 2016

Saint Louis University has an endowment valued at about $1.15B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Saint Louis University grew 9.17% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $863M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $34.3M - Federal
  2. $372k - State
  3. $377k - Local

As of 2017, Saint Louis University received $34.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $372k from state grants and contracts, and $377k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$436M
2017 Salaries
1.7%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Saint Louis University paid a median of $436M in salaries, which represents 54.7% of their overall expenditure ($797M) and a 1.7% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.95% growth from 2015 and a 2.38% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$63.3M
Instructional Salaries
697
Number of Employees

In 2017, Saint Louis University paid a total of $63.3M to 697 employees working as instructors, which represents 14.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $61.3M (31.9%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
252 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
364 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Saint Louis University were Associate professor with 252 employees; Assistant professor with 213 employees; and Assistant professor with 182 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saint Louis University were Management with 364 employees; Service with 336 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 279 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Saint Louis University was Female Assistant professor with 130 employees, Male Associate professor with 128 employees, and Male Professor with 125 employees.

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

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