University of St Thomas

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$46,348
3.5% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$31,799
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
1.4%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
87.4%
7,128 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
9,792
73.6% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
80.2%
1,128 Graduates

About

University of St Thomas is a higher education institution located in Ramsey County, MN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of St Thomas were General Finance (119 degrees awarded), General Marketing & Marketing Management (117 degrees), and Mechanical Engineering (102 degrees).

In 2020, 2,966 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of St Thomas. 51.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,103 degrees), 12.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (168 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of St Thomas is $46,348, which is $17,719 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of St Thomas is $46,348, which is $17,719 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $31,799.

In 2020, 95% of undergraduate students attending University of St Thomas received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 47% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$46,348
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of St Thomas was $46,348. The cost of tuition at University of St Thomas is $17,719 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$31,799
2020 Value
7.27%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of St Thomas had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $31,799. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of St Thomas grew by 7.27%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,349
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of St Thomas was of $10,349 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 6.98% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

95%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
47%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

95% of undergraduate students at University of St Thomas received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.06% with respect to 2019, when 94% 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.
1.4%
2018 Default Rate
29
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of St Thomas was 1.4%, which represents 29 out of the 2070 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

University of St Thomas received 7,128 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 1.44% annual decline. Out of those 7,128 applicants, 6,230 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 87.4% acceptance rate.

There were 9,792 students enrolled at University of St Thomas in 2020, and 8% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of St Thomas has an overall enrollment yield of 23.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

87.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
6,230
Accepted Out of 7,128

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of St Thomas was 87.4% (6,230 admissions from 7,128 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 80.5%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −1.44%, while admissions grew by 6.97%.

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SAT Scores

8%
Submission Percentage
114
Scores Submitted

8% of enrolled first-time students at University of St Thomas in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of St Thomas has a total enrollment of 9,792 students. The full-time enrollment at University of St Thomas is 7,206 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,586. This means that 73.6% of students enrolled at University of St Thomas are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of St Thomas, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.5% White, 6.05% Hispanic or Latino, 5.45% Asian, 4.85% Black or African American, 3.17% Two or More Races, 0.123% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0408% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of St Thomas in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (39.8%), followed by White Female (34.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.57%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.4%), followed by White Male (29.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.98%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of St Thomas, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,792 students. The full-time enrollment at University of St Thomas is 7,206 and the part-time enrollment is 2,586. This means that 73.6% of students enrolled at University of St Thomas are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%
2020 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 University of St Thomas was 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), University of St Thomas had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    6,711
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    592
  3. Asian
    534

The enrolled student population at University of St Thomas is 68.5% White, 6.05% Hispanic or Latino, 5.45% Asian, 4.85% Black or African American, 3.17% Two or More Races, 0.123% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0408% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 94 more women than men received degrees from University of St Thomas. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of St Thomas is white (2,103 degrees awarded). There were 12.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (168 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of St Thomas is General Finance (119 degrees awarded), followed by General Marketing & Marketing Management (117 degrees) and Mechanical Engineering (102 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of St Thomas, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (74 degrees awarded), Legal (175 degrees), and Theology (55 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 University of St Thomas are Software developers (356,247 people), Other managers (317,155 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (313,346 people), Civil engineers (246,051 people), and Mechanical engineers (180,361 people).

The most specialized majors at University of St Thomas are Philosophy and Religious Studies (74 degrees awarded), Legal (175 degrees), Theology (55 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (148 degrees), and Engineering (231 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 University of St Thomas are Surgeons, Aerospace engineers, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of St Thomas are Philosophy and Religious Studies (74 degrees awarded), Legal (175 degrees), Theology (55 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (148 degrees), and Engineering (231 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 University of St Thomas are Computer Systems Design (400,724 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (396,169 people), Construction (262,161 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (215,806 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (179,614 people).

The most specialized majors at University of St Thomas are Philosophy and Religious Studies (74 degrees awarded), Legal (175 degrees), Theology (55 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (148 degrees), and Engineering (231 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 University of St Thomas.
Most Common
  1. 119 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 117 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 102 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of St Thomas was General Finance with 119 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,436
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,530
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,436 degrees were awarded to men at University of St Thomas, which is 0.939 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,530).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 155 degrees were awarded to men at University of St Thomas in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.23 times more than the 126 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 133 degrees were awarded to women at University of St Thomas in Social Work, which is 8.87 times more than the 15 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

64%
100% Completion Time
77%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 64% of students graduating from University of St Thomas completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 77% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 78% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (84.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of St Thomas is Female and Hispanic or Latino (84.6% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.709% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,103 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    168 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    151 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of St Thomas is white (2,103 degrees awarded). There were 12.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (168 degrees).

5.66% of degree recipients (168 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,081 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,022 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    84 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of St Thomas is white female (1,081 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,022 degrees).

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Operations

University of St Thomas has an endowment valued at nearly $551M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNM (−1.94%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, University of St Thomas had a total salary expenditure of $264M. University of St Thomas employs 164 Associate professors, 133 Professors, and 65 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of St Thomas are Male Professors (90), Male Associate professors(83), and Female Associate professors (81).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of St Thomas are: Service, with 199 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 149 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 140 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$551M
2020 Endowment
14.4%
growth from 2019

University of St Thomas has an endowment valued at about $551M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of St Thomas grew 14.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $249M 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: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $8.12M - Federal
  2. $1.02M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, University of St Thomas received $8.12M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.02M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$138M
2020 Salaries
1.5%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of St Thomas paid a median of $138M in salaries, which represents 52.3% of their overall expenditure ($264M) and a 1.5% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4% growth from 2018 and a 1.77% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$40.8M
Instructional Salaries
416
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of St Thomas paid a total of $40.8M to 416 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
164 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
199 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of St Thomas were Associate professor with 164 employees; Professor with 133 employees; and Professor with 65 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of St Thomas were Service with 199 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 149 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 140 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of St Thomas was Male Professor with 90 employees, Male Associate professor with 83 employees, and Female Associate professor with 81 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of St Thomas.

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