Suffolk University (168005)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$42,790
3.75% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$32,270
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.44%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
86.8%
9,699 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
6,734
83% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
60.2%
709 Graduates

About

Suffolk University (168005) is a higher education institution located in Suffolk County, MA. In 2022, the most popular Professional Doctorate concentrations at Suffolk University (168005) were Law (312 degrees awarded), Legal Studies & Jurisprudence (11 degrees), and Clinical Psychology (7 degrees).

In 2022, 2,217 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Suffolk University (168005). 59.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,205 degrees), 5.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (223 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Suffolk University (168005) is $42,790, which is $12,640 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Suffolk University (168005) is $42,790, which is $12,640 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $32,270.

In 2022, 92% of undergraduate students attending Suffolk University (168005) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 57% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$42,790
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Suffolk University (168005) was $42,790. The cost of tuition at Suffolk University (168005) is $12,640 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$32,270
2022 Value
0.38%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Suffolk University (168005) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $32,270. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Suffolk University (168005) grew by 0.38%.

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Other Student Expenses

$19,023
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Suffolk University (168005) was of $19,023 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.2% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

92%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
57%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Suffolk University (168005) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 92% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.44%
2019 Default Rate
23
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Suffolk University (168005) was 1.44%, which represents 23 out of the 1592 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

Suffolk University (168005) received 9,699 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 29.3% annual growth. Out of those 9,699 applicants, 8,418 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 86.8% acceptance rate.

There were 6,734 students enrolled at Suffolk University (168005) in 2022. 18% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Suffolk University (168005) has an overall enrollment yield of 15%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

86.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
8,418
Accepted Out of 9,699

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Suffolk University (168005) was 86.8% (8,418 admissions from 9,699 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 88%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 29.3%, while admissions grew by 27.5%..

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SAT Scores

18%
Submission Percentage (2022)
223
Scores Submitted (2022)

18% of enrolled first-time students at Suffolk University (168005) in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Suffolk University (168005) had a total enrollment of 6,734 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Suffolk University (168005) is 5,590 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,144. This means that 83% of students enrolled at Suffolk University (168005) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Suffolk University (168005), both undergraduate and graduate, is 53% White, 13.2% Hispanic or Latino, 7.34% Black or African American, 6.79% Asian, 3.22% Two or More Races, 0.119% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0446% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Suffolk University (168005) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (31%), followed by White Male (18.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (38%), followed by White Male (20.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.74%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Suffolk University (168005) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,734 students. The full-time enrollment at Suffolk University (168005) is 5,590 and the part-time enrollment is 1,144. This means that 83% of students enrolled at Suffolk University (168005) are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
2022 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 Suffolk University (168005) was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Suffolk University (168005) had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,571 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    890 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    494 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Suffolk University (168005) is 53% White, 13.2% Hispanic or Latino, 7.34% Black or African American, 6.79% Asian, 3.22% Two or More Races, 0.119% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0446% 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 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% 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, 181 students (2.69%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 415 more women than men received degrees from Suffolk University (168005). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Suffolk University (168005) is white (1,205 degrees awarded). There were 5.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (223 degrees).

The most common Professional Doctorate concentration at Suffolk University (168005) is Law (312 degrees awarded), followed by Legal Studies & Jurisprudence (11 degrees) and Clinical Psychology (7 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Suffolk University (168005), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (448 degrees awarded), Business (916 degrees), and Social Sciences (146 degrees).

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 Suffolk University (168005) are Accountants & auditors (1,095,732 people), Other managers (954,067 people), Financial managers (577,400 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (490,439 people), and Chief executives & legislators (483,910 people).

The most specialized majors at Suffolk University (168005) in 2022 are Legal (448 degrees awarded), Business (916 degrees), Social Sciences (146 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (79 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (45 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Suffolk University (168005) are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Suffolk University (168005) are Legal (448 degrees awarded), Business (916 degrees), Social Sciences (146 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (79 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (45 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Suffolk University (168005) are Elementary & secondary schools (928,834 people), Computer Systems Design (703,823 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (661,814 people), Banking & related activities (592,691 people), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments (539,046 people).

The most specialized majors at Suffolk University (168005) are Legal (448 degrees awarded), Business (916 degrees), Social Sciences (146 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (79 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (45 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Suffolk University (168005).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 112 degrees awarded
  2. 109 degrees awarded
  3. 93 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Suffolk University (168005) was General Marketing & Marketing Management with 112 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

901
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,316
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 901 degrees were awarded to men at Suffolk University (168005), which is 0.685 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,316).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 131 degrees were awarded to men at Suffolk University (168005) in Law, which is 0.72 times less than the 182 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 182 degrees were awarded to men at Suffolk University (168005) in Law, which is 1.39 times more than the 131 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

45%
100% Completion Time
59%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 45% of students graduating from Suffolk University (168005) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 59% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (78.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Suffolk University (168005) is Female and Asian (78.4% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 10% of graduates (71 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,205 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    223 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    175 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Suffolk University (168005) is white (1,205 degrees awarded). There were 5.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (223 degrees).

3.56% of degree recipients (79 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    715 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    490 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    145 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Suffolk University (168005) is white female (715 degrees awarded). There were 1.46 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (490 degrees).

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Operations

Suffolk University (168005) has an endowment valued at nearly $254M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−13.4%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Suffolk University (168005) had a total salary expenditure of 253M. Suffolk University (168005) employs 98 Associate professors, 90 Professors and 76 Assistant professors. Most academics at Suffolk University (168005) are Male Associate professor (49), Female Associate professor (49), and Male Professor (48).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Suffolk University (168005) are: Business and Financial Operations, with 241 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 88 employees, and Management with 82 employees.

Endowment

$254M
2022 Endowment
16.9%
decline from 2021

Suffolk University (168005) has an endowment valued at about $254M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Suffolk University (168005) declined 16.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $119M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $10.1M - Federal
  2. $1.29M - State
  3. $173k - Local

As of 2022, Suffolk University (168005) received $10.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.29M from state grants and contracts, and $173k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$102M
2022 Salaries
1.86%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Suffolk University (168005) paid a median of $102M in salaries, which represents 40.3% of their overall expenditure ($253M) and a 1.86% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$35.1M
Instructional Salaries
323
Number of Employees

In 2022, Suffolk University (168005) paid a total of $35.1M to 323 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
98 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
241 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Suffolk University (168005) were Associate professor with 98 employees, Professor with 90 employees, and Assistant professor with 76 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Suffolk University (168005) were Business and Financial Operations with 241 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 88 employees, and Management with 82 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Suffolk University (168005) was Male Associate professor with 49 employees, Female Associate professor with 49 employees, and Male Professor with 48 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Suffolk University (168005).

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