Saint Leo University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$24,990
4.17% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$20,390
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.66%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
80.1%
6,928 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
10,242
53.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
46.9%
284 Graduates

About

Saint Leo University is a higher education institution located in Pasco County, FL. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Saint Leo University were General Business Administration & Management (412 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (150 degrees), and General Educational Leadership & Administration (108 degrees).

In 2022, 2,670 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Saint Leo University. 61.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,007 degrees), 1.46 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (691 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Saint Leo University is $24,990, which is $994 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Saint Leo University is $24,990, which is $994 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 $20,390.

In 2022, 78% of undergraduate students attending Saint Leo University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 43% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$24,990
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Saint Leo University was $24,990. The cost of tuition at Saint Leo University is $994 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$20,390
2022 Value
11.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Saint Leo University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,390. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Saint Leo University grew by 11.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,870
Room and Board
$792
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Saint Leo University was of $10,870 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 6.25% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $792. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 29% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

78%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
43%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

78% of undergraduate students at Saint Leo University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 9.86% with respect to 2021, when 71% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.66%
2019 Default Rate
132
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Saint Leo University was 2.66%, which represents 132 out of the 4967 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Saint Leo University received 6,928 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 31.3% annual growth. Out of those 6,928 applicants, 5,549 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80.1% acceptance rate.

There were 10,242 students enrolled at Saint Leo University in 2022. 8% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Saint Leo University has an overall enrollment yield of 15.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
5,549
Accepted Out of 6,928

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Saint Leo University was 80.1% (5,549 admissions from 6,928 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 70.7%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 31.3%, while admissions declined by −22.1%..

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SAT Scores

8%
Submission Percentage (2022)
74
Scores Submitted (2022)

8% of enrolled first-time students at Saint Leo University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Saint Leo University had a total enrollment of 10,242 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Saint Leo University is 5,509 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,733. This means that 53.8% of students enrolled at Saint Leo University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Saint Leo University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 29% White, 20.7% Black or African American, 14.5% Hispanic or Latino, 1.85% Two or More Races, 1.72% Asian, 0.322% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0781% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Saint Leo University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (20.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (13.7%) and White Male (12.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (19.1%), followed by Black or African American Female (16.1%) and White Male (11.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

53.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Saint Leo University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,242 students. The full-time enrollment at Saint Leo University is 5,509 and the part-time enrollment is 4,733. This means that 53.8% of students enrolled at Saint Leo University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

54%
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 Leo University was 54%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Saint Leo 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
    2,968 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    2,125 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,484 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Saint Leo University is 29% White, 20.7% Black or African American, 14.5% Hispanic or Latino, 1.85% Two or More Races, 1.72% Asian, 0.322% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0781% 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, 2,557 students (25%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 594 more women than men received degrees from Saint Leo University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Saint Leo University is white (1,007 degrees awarded). There were 1.46 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (691 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Saint Leo University is General Business Administration & Management (412 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (150 degrees) and General Educational Leadership & Administration (108 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Saint Leo University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (492 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (191 degrees), and Theology (50 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 Leo University are Accountants & auditors (1,051,704 people), Other managers (809,536 people), Financial managers (512,162 people), Chief executives & legislators (408,309 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (314,189 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Leo University in 2022 are Protective Services (492 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (191 degrees), Theology (50 degrees), Psychology (216 degrees), and Business (877 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 Leo University are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Saint Leo University are Protective Services (492 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (191 degrees), Theology (50 degrees), Psychology (216 degrees), and Business (877 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 Saint Leo University are Elementary & secondary schools (919,202 people), Computer Systems Design (561,027 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (559,483 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (539,840 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (533,509 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Leo University are Protective Services (492 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (191 degrees), Theology (50 degrees), Psychology (216 degrees), and Business (877 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 Leo University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 240 degrees awarded
  2. 231 degrees awarded
  3. 186 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Saint Leo University was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 240 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,038
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,632
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,038 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Leo University, which is 0.636 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,632).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 312 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Leo University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.786 times less than the 397 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 397 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Leo University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.27 times more than the 312 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

35%
100% Completion Time
48%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 35% of students graduating from Saint Leo University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 48% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% 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.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Saint Leo University is Male and Two or More Races (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, 10.9% of graduates (31 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,007 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    691 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    352 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Saint Leo University is white (1,007 degrees awarded). There were 1.46 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (691 degrees).

16.7% of degree recipients (447 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    599 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    487 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    408 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Saint Leo University is white female (599 degrees awarded). There were 1.23 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (487 degrees).

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Operations

Saint Leo University has an endowment valued at nearly $67.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−17.7%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Saint Leo University had a total salary expenditure of 153M. Saint Leo University employs 40 Associate professors, 35 Assistant professors and 18 Professors. Most academics at Saint Leo University are Male Associate professor (24), Female Assistant professor (21), and Female Associate professor (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saint Leo University are: Management, with 211 employees, Service, with 80 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 67 employees.

Endowment

$67.6M
2022 Endowment
26.8%
decline from 2021

Saint Leo University has an endowment valued at about $67.6M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Saint Leo University declined 26.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $21M 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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Salary Expenditure

$62.8M
2022 Salaries
1.07%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Saint Leo University paid a median of $62.8M in salaries, which represents 41% of their overall expenditure ($153M) and a 1.07% decline 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

$8.39M
Instructional Salaries
107
Number of Employees

In 2022, Saint Leo University paid a total of $8.39M to 107 employees working as instructors, which represents 13.4% 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

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
40 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
211 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Saint Leo University were Associate professor with 40 employees, Assistant professor with 35 employees, and Professor with 18 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saint Leo University were Management with 211 employees, Service with 80 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 67 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Saint Leo University was Male Associate professor with 24 employees, Female Assistant professor with 21 employees, and Female Associate professor with 16 employees.

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