St Lawrence University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$61,600
3.01% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$33,283
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.873%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
63.5%
5,172 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,175
98.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
83.5%
469 Graduates

About

St Lawrence University is a higher education institution located in St. Lawrence County, NY. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at St Lawrence University were General Business (89 degrees awarded), General Economics (69 degrees), and General Psychology (67 degrees).

In 2022, 723 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at St Lawrence University. 55.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (533 degrees), 12.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (42 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at St Lawrence University is $61,600, which is $33,270 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at St Lawrence University is $61,600, which is $33,270 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $33,283.

In 2022, 96% of undergraduate students attending St Lawrence University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 56% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$61,600
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at St Lawrence University was $61,600. The cost of tuition at St Lawrence University is $33,270 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$33,283
2022 Value
4.85%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 St Lawrence University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $33,283. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of St Lawrence University grew by 4.85%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,140
Room and Board
$750
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at St Lawrence University was of $11,140 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.74% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $750. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

96%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
56%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

96% of undergraduate students at St Lawrence University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 96% 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.
0.873%
2019 Default Rate
4
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at St Lawrence University was 0.873%, which represents 4 out of the 458 total borrowers.

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Admissions

St Lawrence University received 5,172 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 0.863% annual growth. Out of those 5,172 applicants, 3,284 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 63.5% acceptance rate.

There were 2,175 students enrolled at St Lawrence University in 2022. 19% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

St Lawrence University has an overall enrollment yield of 16.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

63.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
3,284
Accepted Out of 5,172

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of St Lawrence University was 63.5% (3,284 admissions from 5,172 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 56.5%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 0.863%, while admissions grew by 11.3%..

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SAT Scores

19%
Submission Percentage (2022)
102
Scores Submitted (2022)

19% of enrolled first-time students at St Lawrence University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

St Lawrence University had a total enrollment of 2,175 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at St Lawrence University is 2,139 students and the part-time enrollment is 36. This means that 98.3% of students enrolled at St Lawrence University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at St Lawrence University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.7% White, 5.98% Hispanic or Latino, 2.71% Black or African American, 2.07% Asian, 2.07% Two or More Races, 0.368% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.046% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at St Lawrence University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.8%), followed by White Male (34.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.38%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (33.3%), followed by Black or African American Male (11.1%) and Black or African American Female (11.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at St Lawrence University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,175 students. The full-time enrollment at St Lawrence University is 2,139 and the part-time enrollment is 36. This means that 98.3% of students enrolled at St Lawrence University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%
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 St Lawrence University was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), St Lawrence 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
    1,647 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    130 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    59 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at St Lawrence University is 75.7% White, 5.98% Hispanic or Latino, 2.71% Black or African American, 2.07% Asian, 2.07% Two or More Races, 0.368% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.046% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% 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, 23 students (1.06%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 79 more women than men received degrees from St Lawrence University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at St Lawrence University is white (533 degrees awarded). There were 12.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (42 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at St Lawrence University is General Business (89 degrees awarded), followed by General Economics (69 degrees) and General Psychology (67 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at St Lawrence University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Math & Statistics (44 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (163 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at St Lawrence University are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (505,383 people), Other managers (341,195 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (282,890 people), Postsecondary teachers (250,215 people), and Secondary school teachers (199,921 people).

The most specialized majors at St Lawrence University in 2022 are Math & Statistics (44 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (163 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees), English (37 degrees), and History (19 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 St Lawrence University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at St Lawrence University are Math & Statistics (44 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (163 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees), English (37 degrees), and History (19 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 St Lawrence University are Elementary & secondary schools (697,806 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (500,780 people), Legal services (399,832 people), Computer Systems Design (312,821 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (227,267 people).

The most specialized majors at St Lawrence University are Math & Statistics (44 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (163 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (15 degrees), English (37 degrees), and History (19 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 St Lawrence University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 89 degrees awarded
  2. 69 degrees awarded
  3. 67 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at St Lawrence University was General Business with 89 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

322
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
401
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 322 degrees were awarded to men at St Lawrence University, which is 0.803 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (401).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 49 degrees were awarded to men at St Lawrence University in General Business, which is 1.23 times more than the 40 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 56 degrees were awarded to men at St Lawrence University in General Psychology, which is 5.09 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

76%
100% Completion Time
80%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 76% of students graduating from St Lawrence 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.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at St Lawrence University is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 0.853% 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
    533 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    42 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    29 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at St Lawrence University is white (533 degrees awarded). There were 12.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (42 degrees).

0.553% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    292 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    241 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at St Lawrence University is white female (292 degrees awarded). There were 1.21 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (241 degrees).

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Operations

St Lawrence University has an endowment valued at nearly $353M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−12.4%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, St Lawrence University had a total salary expenditure of 132M. St Lawrence University employs 79 Associate professors, 57 Assistant professors and 45 Professors. Most academics at St Lawrence University are Male Associate professor (40), Female Associate professor (39), and Female Assistant professor (31).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at St Lawrence University are: Service, with 150 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 116 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 75 employees.

Endowment

$353M
2022 Endowment
12.9%
decline from 2021

St Lawrence University has an endowment valued at about $353M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of St Lawrence University declined 12.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $304M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$47.1M
2022 Salaries
0.15%
decline from 2021

In 2022, St Lawrence University paid a median of $47.1M in salaries, which represents 35.8% of their overall expenditure ($132M) and a 0.15% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$16.5M
Instructional Salaries
183
Number of Employees

In 2022, St Lawrence University paid a total of $16.5M to 183 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
79 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
150 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at St Lawrence University were Associate professor with 79 employees, Assistant professor with 57 employees, and Professor with 45 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at St Lawrence University were Service with 150 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 116 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 75 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at St Lawrence University was Male Associate professor with 40 employees, Female Associate professor with 39 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 31 employees.

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