Saint Louis University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$49,800
3.53% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$29,651
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.924%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
84.7%
12,986 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
15,755
71.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
81.2%
1,264 Graduates

About

Saint Louis University is a higher education institution located in St. Louis city, MO. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Saint Louis University were Registered Nursing (189 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (89 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (81 degrees).

In 2022, 3,396 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Saint Louis University. 61.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,274 degrees), 6.75 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (337 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Saint Louis University is $49,800, which is $19,650 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Saint Louis University is $49,800, which is $19,650 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,651.

In 2022, 78% of undergraduate students attending Saint Louis University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 37% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$49,800
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Saint Louis University was $49,800. The cost of tuition at Saint Louis University is $19,650 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$29,651
2022 Value
1.48%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Saint Louis University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,651. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Saint Louis University grew by 1.48%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,310
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Saint Louis University was of $13,310 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.02% 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

78%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
37%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

78% of undergraduate students at Saint Louis University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 11.4% with respect to 2021, when 88% 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.
0.924%
2019 Default Rate
22
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Saint Louis University was 0.924%, which represents 22 out of the 2380 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Saint Louis University received 12,986 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 13.7% annual growth. Out of those 12,986 applicants, 11,001 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84.7% acceptance rate.

There were 15,755 students enrolled at Saint Louis University in 2022. 9% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Saint Louis University has an overall enrollment yield of 15.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
11,001
Accepted Out of 12,986

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Saint Louis University was 84.7% (11,001 admissions from 12,986 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 70%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 13.7%, while admissions grew by 4.37%..

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SAT Scores

9%
Submission Percentage (2022)
145
Scores Submitted (2022)

9% of enrolled first-time students at Saint Louis University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Saint Louis University had a total enrollment of 15,755 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Saint Louis University is 11,229 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,526. This means that 71.3% of students enrolled at Saint Louis University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Saint Louis University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.1% White, 9.51% Asian, 6.49% Black or African American, 5.67% Hispanic or Latino, 3.57% Two or More Races, 0.133% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0317% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Saint Louis University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.4%), followed by White Male (23%) and Asian Female (9.48%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.9%), followed by White Male (19.5%) and Asian Female (5.68%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

71.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Saint Louis University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 15,755 students. The full-time enrollment at Saint Louis University is 11,229 and the part-time enrollment is 4,526. This means that 71.3% of students enrolled at Saint Louis University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%
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 Saint Louis University was 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Saint Louis University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    8,043 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    1,498 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    1,022 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Saint Louis University is 51.1% White, 9.51% Asian, 6.49% Black or African American, 5.67% Hispanic or Latino, 3.57% Two or More Races, 0.133% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0317% 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, 2,406 students (15.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 798 more women than men received degrees from Saint Louis University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Saint Louis University is white (2,274 degrees awarded). There were 6.75 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (337 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Saint Louis University is Registered Nursing (189 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (89 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (81 degrees).

In 2022,  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 Science Technologies (131 degrees awarded), Applied Sciences (13 degrees), and Legal (195 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 Saint Louis University are Registered nurses (1,413,790 people), Medical & health services managers (161,227 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (142,526 people), Pharmacists (138,438 people), and Physicians (125,648 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Louis University in 2022 are Science Technologies (131 degrees awarded), Applied Sciences (13 degrees), Legal (195 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (27 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (99 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 Saint Louis University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Saint Louis University are Science Technologies (131 degrees awarded), Applied Sciences (13 degrees), Legal (195 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (27 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (99 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (1,558,895 people), Elementary & secondary schools (316,042 people), Outpatient care centers (277,104 people), Offices of physicians (219,466 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (201,362 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Louis University are Science Technologies (131 degrees awarded), Applied Sciences (13 degrees), Legal (195 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (27 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (99 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 Saint Louis University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 189 degrees awarded
  2. 89 degrees awarded
  3. 81 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Saint Louis University was Registered Nursing with 189 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,299
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,097
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,299 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Louis University, which is 0.619 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,097).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 93 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Louis University in Law, which is 1 times approximately the same the 93 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 257 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Louis University in Registered Nursing, which is 11.2 times more than the 23 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

73%
100% Completion Time
80%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 73% of students graduating from Saint Louis University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 80% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 80% 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 (86.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Saint Louis University is Female and Asian (86.3% 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, 0.791% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,274 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    337 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    215 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Saint Louis University is white (2,274 degrees awarded). There were 6.75 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (337 degrees).

1% of degree recipients (34 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,435 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    839 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    202 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Saint Louis University is white female (1,435 degrees awarded). There were 1.71 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (839 degrees).

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Operations

Saint Louis University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.34B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−8.5%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Saint Louis University had a total salary expenditure of 926M. Saint Louis University employs 255 Associate professors, 197 Assistant professors and 192 Professors. Most academics at Saint Louis University are Female Associate professor (140), Female Assistant professor (121), and Male Professor (120).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saint Louis University are: Management, with 388 employees, Service, with 260 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 260 employees.

Endowment

$1.34B
2022 Endowment
11.9%
decline from 2021

Saint Louis University has an endowment valued at about $1.34B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Saint Louis University declined 11.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $971M 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. $52.1M - Federal
  2. $387k - State
  3. $15.6k - Local

As of 2022, Saint Louis University received $52.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $387k from state grants and contracts, and $15.6k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$496M
2022 Salaries
7.6%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Saint Louis University paid a median of $496M in salaries, which represents 53.6% of their overall expenditure ($926M) and a 7.6% growth from the previous year.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$68.1M
Instructional Salaries
683
Number of Employees

In 2022, Saint Louis University paid a total of $68.1M to 683 employees working as instructors, which represents 13.7% 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
255 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
388 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Saint Louis University were Associate professor with 255 employees, Assistant professor with 197 employees, and Professor with 192 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saint Louis University were Management with 388 employees, Service with 260 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 260 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Saint Louis University was Female Associate professor with 140 employees, Female Assistant professor with 121 employees, and Male Professor with 120 employees.

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

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