St. Thomas Aquinas College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$28,800

1.98% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$20,823

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

7.38%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

79.2%

1,953 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,852

63.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

60%

174 Graduates

About

St. Thomas Aquinas College is a higher education institution located in Rockland County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at St. Thomas Aquinas College were Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (30 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (26 degrees), and General Psychology (24 degrees).

In 2016, 330 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at St. Thomas Aquinas College. 53% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (211 degrees), 4.22 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (50 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at St. Thomas Aquinas College is $28,800, which is $8,640 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at St. Thomas Aquinas College is $28,800, which is $8,640 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 $20,823.

In 2016, 70% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 41% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$28,800

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at St. Thomas Aquinas College was $28,800. The cost of tuition at St. Thomas Aquinas College is $8,640 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$20,823

2016 Value

7.82%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 St. Thomas Aquinas College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,823. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of St. Thomas Aquinas College grew by 7.82%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,015

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at St. Thomas Aquinas College was of $9,015 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 1.98% between 2015 and 2016. 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

41%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

70% of undergraduate students at St. Thomas Aquinas College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 7.69% 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.

7.38%

2015 Default Rate

29

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at St. Thomas Aquinas College was 7.38%, which represents 29 out of the 393 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

St. Thomas Aquinas College received 1,953 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 1.82% annual growth. Out of those 1,953 applicants, 1,546 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 79.2% acceptance rate.

There were 1,852 students enrolled at St. Thomas Aquinas College in 2016, and 88% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

St. Thomas Aquinas College has an overall enrollment yield of 16.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

79.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,546

Accepted Out of 1,953

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of St. Thomas Aquinas College was 79.2% (1,546 admissions from 1,953 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 78.9%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 1.82%, while admissions grew by 2.18%.

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SAT Scores

88%

Submission Percentage

224

Scores Submitted

88% of enrolled first-time students at St. Thomas Aquinas College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

St. Thomas Aquinas College has a total enrollment of 1,852 students. The full-time enrollment at St. Thomas Aquinas College is 1,178 students and the part-time enrollment is 674. This means that 63.6% of students enrolled at St. Thomas Aquinas College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at St. Thomas Aquinas College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59% White, 19% Hispanic or Latino, 7.99% Black or African American, 3.35% Asian, 2.32% Two or More Races, 0.162% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.054% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at St. Thomas Aquinas College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (30.5%), followed by White Male (21.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (55.3%), followed by White Male (23.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.38%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

63.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at St. Thomas Aquinas College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,852 students. The full-time enrollment at St. Thomas Aquinas College is 1,178 and the part-time enrollment is 674. This means that 63.6% of students enrolled at St. Thomas Aquinas College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%

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 St. Thomas Aquinas College was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), St. Thomas Aquinas College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,093

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    352

  3. Black or African American

    148

The enrolled student population at St. Thomas Aquinas College is 59% White, 19% Hispanic or Latino, 7.99% Black or African American, 3.35% Asian, 2.32% Two or More Races, 0.162% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.054% 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 54.7% 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, 109 students (5.89%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 20 more women than men received degrees from St. Thomas Aquinas College. The majority of degree recipients at St. Thomas Aquinas College are white (211 degrees awarded). There were 4.22 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (50 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at St. Thomas Aquinas College is Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (30 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (26 degrees) and General Psychology (24 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at St. Thomas Aquinas College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (10 degrees), and English (15 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 St. Thomas Aquinas College are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,015,172 people), Secondary school teachers (371,231 people), Education administrators (285,620 people), Miscellaneous managers (217,099 people), and Postsecondary teachers (211,358 people).

The most specialized majors at St. Thomas Aquinas College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (10 degrees), English (15 degrees), Protective Services (31 degrees), and Education (57 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 St. Thomas Aquinas College are Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at St. Thomas Aquinas College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (10 degrees), English (15 degrees), Protective Services (31 degrees), and Education (57 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 St. Thomas Aquinas College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,007,955 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (406,917 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (376,515 people), Hospitals (221,104 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (163,270 people).

The most specialized majors at St. Thomas Aquinas College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (23 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (10 degrees), English (15 degrees), Protective Services (31 degrees), and Education (57 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 St. Thomas Aquinas College.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at St. Thomas Aquinas College was Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration with 30 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 155

  2. 175

In 2016, 155 degrees were awarded to men at St. Thomas Aquinas College, which is 0.886 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (175).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 22 degrees were awarded to men at St. Thomas Aquinas College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.2 times more than the 10 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 20 degrees were awarded to women at St. Thomas Aquinas College in General Special Education & Teaching, which is 10 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

40%

100% Completion Time

57%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 40% of students graduating from St. Thomas Aquinas College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 57% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 64% 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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at St. Thomas Aquinas College is Female 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, 7.47% of graduates (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    211 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    50 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    24 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at St. Thomas Aquinas College is white (211 degrees awarded). There were 4.22 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (50 degrees).

6.67% of degree recipients (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    118 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    93 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at St. Thomas Aquinas College is white female (118 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (93 degrees).

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Operations

St. Thomas Aquinas College has an endowment valued at nearly $43.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.06M (2.46%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, St. Thomas Aquinas College had a total expenditure of $30.9M. Of that $30.9M, they spent $13.8M on salaries and $30.9M on benefits.

St. Thomas Aquinas College employs 23 Professors, 15 Assistant professors, and 12 Associate professors. Most academics at St. Thomas Aquinas College are Female Professors (13), Male Professors(10), and Female Assistant professors (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at St. Thomas Aquinas College are: Management, with 50 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 23 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 9 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$43.2M

2015 Endowment

1.46%

growth from 2014

St. Thomas Aquinas College has an endowment valued at about $43.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of St. Thomas Aquinas College grew 1.46% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $14.3M 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: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $155k - Federal

  2. $627k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, St. Thomas Aquinas College received $155k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $627k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$13.8M

Salary Expenditure

$30.9M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, St. Thomas Aquinas College had a total expenditure of $30.9M. Of that $30.9M, they spent $13.8M on salaries and $30.9M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$13.8M

2015 Salaries

0.396%

decline from 2014

In 2015, St. Thomas Aquinas College paid a median of $13.8M in salaries, which represents 44.7% of their overall expenditure ($30.9M) and a 0.396% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.963% decline from 2013 and a 1.86% 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

$4.29M

Instructional Salaries

55

Number of Employees

In 2015, St. Thomas Aquinas College paid a total of $4.29M to 55 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.1% 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

Professor

Most Common Instructor

23 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

50 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at St. Thomas Aquinas College were Professor with 23 employees; Assistant professor with 15 employees; and Assistant professor with 12 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at St. Thomas Aquinas College were Management with 50 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 23 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 9 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at St. Thomas Aquinas College was Female Professor with 13 employees, Male Professor with 10 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 10 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at St. Thomas Aquinas College.

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