La Salle University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$32,640
2% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$17,552
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.13%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
94.2%
5,214 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
4,049
56.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
64.6%
510 Graduates

About

La Salle University is a higher education institution located in Philadelphia County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at La Salle University were Registered Nursing (188 degrees awarded), General Marketing & Marketing Management (76 degrees), and General Psychology (63 degrees).

In 2022, 1,558 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at La Salle University. 68.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (927 degrees), 4.07 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (228 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at La Salle University is $32,640, which is $8,644 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at La Salle University is $32,640, which is $8,644 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,552.

In 2022, 88% of undergraduate students attending La Salle University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 61% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$32,640
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at La Salle University was $32,640. The cost of tuition at La Salle University is $8,644 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$17,552
2022 Value
27.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 La Salle University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,552. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of La Salle University grew by 27.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,425
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at La Salle University was of $11,425 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.563% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

88%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
61%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

88% of undergraduate students at La Salle University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 3.3% with respect to 2021, when 91% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.13%
2019 Default Rate
29
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at La Salle University was 2.13%, which represents 29 out of the 1360 total borrowers.

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Admissions

La Salle University received 5,214 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 10.4% annual growth. Out of those 5,214 applicants, 4,914 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 94.2% acceptance rate.

There were 4,049 students enrolled at La Salle University in 2022. 22% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

La Salle University has an overall enrollment yield of 11.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

94.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
4,914
Accepted Out of 5,214

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of La Salle University was 94.2% (4,914 admissions from 5,214 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 81.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 10.4%, while admissions grew by 3.82%..

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SAT Scores

22%
Submission Percentage (2022)
122
Scores Submitted (2022)

22% of enrolled first-time students at La Salle University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

La Salle University had a total enrollment of 4,049 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at La Salle University is 2,280 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,769. This means that 56.3% of students enrolled at La Salle University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at La Salle University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50% White, 22.2% Black or African American, 13.6% Hispanic or Latino, 5.61% Asian, 3.06% Two or More Races, 0.123% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0988% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at La Salle University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (27.6%), followed by White Male (19.6%) and Black or African American Female (14%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (49.3%), followed by White Male (13.2%) and Black or African American Female (6.43%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

56.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at La Salle University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,049 students. The full-time enrollment at La Salle University is 2,280 and the part-time enrollment is 1,769. This means that 56.3% of students enrolled at La Salle University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
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 La Salle University was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), La Salle University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,026 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    898 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    549 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at La Salle University is 50% White, 22.2% Black or African American, 13.6% Hispanic or Latino, 5.61% Asian, 3.06% Two or More Races, 0.123% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0988% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 65 students (1.61%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 578 more women than men received degrees from La Salle University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at La Salle University is white (927 degrees awarded). There were 4.07 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (228 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at La Salle University is Registered Nursing (188 degrees awarded), followed by General Marketing & Marketing Management (76 degrees) and General Psychology (63 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at La Salle University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are History (20 degrees awarded), Psychology (113 degrees), and Business (451 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at La Salle University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,863,026 people), Accountants & auditors (1,081,385 people), Other managers (881,599 people), Secondary school teachers (579,626 people), and Financial managers (535,132 people).

The most specialized majors at La Salle University in 2022 are History (20 degrees awarded), Psychology (113 degrees), Business (451 degrees), Education (155 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (53 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 La Salle University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at La Salle University are History (20 degrees awarded), Psychology (113 degrees), Business (451 degrees), Education (155 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (53 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 La Salle University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,576,610 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (754,623 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (645,711 people), Computer Systems Design (629,197 people), and Banking & related activities (544,859 people).

The most specialized majors at La Salle University are History (20 degrees awarded), Psychology (113 degrees), Business (451 degrees), Education (155 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (53 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 La Salle University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 188 degrees awarded
  2. 76 degrees awarded
  3. 63 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at La Salle University was Registered Nursing with 188 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

490
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,068
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 490 degrees were awarded to men at La Salle University, which is 0.459 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,068).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 56 degrees were awarded to men at La Salle University in General Finance, which is 2.07 times more than the 27 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 171 degrees were awarded to men at La Salle University in Registered Nursing, which is 10.1 times more than the 17 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

57%
100% Completion Time
66%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 57% of students graduating from La Salle University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 66% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 67% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at La Salle University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 0.784% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    927 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    228 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    200 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at La Salle University is white (927 degrees awarded). There were 4.07 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (228 degrees).

3.4% of degree recipients (53 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    626 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    301 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    150 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at La Salle University is white female (626 degrees awarded). There were 2.08 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (301 degrees).

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Operations

La Salle University has an endowment valued at nearly $83.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−7.09%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, La Salle University had a total salary expenditure of 107M. La Salle University employs 67 Assistant professors, 65 Associate professors and 33 Professors. Most academics at La Salle University are Female Assistant professor (41), Female Associate professor (38), and Male Associate professor (27).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at La Salle University are: Management, with 88 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 73 employees, and Service with 56 employees.

Endowment

$83.4M
2022 Endowment
12.8%
decline from 2021

La Salle University has an endowment valued at about $83.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of La Salle University declined 12.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $36.8M 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: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $12M - Federal
  2. $1.44M - State
  3. $32.8k - Local

As of 2022, La Salle University received $12M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.44M from state grants and contracts, and $32.8k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$48.6M
2022 Salaries
0.895%
growth from 2021

In 2022, La Salle University paid a median of $48.6M in salaries, which represents 45.6% of their overall expenditure ($107M) and a 0.895% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$14.9M
Instructional Salaries
177
Number of Employees

In 2022, La Salle University paid a total of $14.9M to 177 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
67 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
88 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at La Salle University were Assistant professor with 67 employees, Associate professor with 65 employees, and Professor with 33 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at La Salle University were Management with 88 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 73 employees, and Service with 56 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at La Salle University was Female Assistant professor with 41 employees, Female Associate professor with 38 employees, and Male Associate professor with 27 employees.

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