Saint Ambrose University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$34,290
3% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$23,359
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.39%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
73.9%
3,589 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,747
90% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
64%
290 Graduates

About

Saint Ambrose University is a higher education institution located in Scott County, IA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Saint Ambrose University were Registered Nursing (69 degrees awarded), General Psychology (45 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (43 degrees).

In 2022, 931 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Saint Ambrose University. 62.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (730 degrees), 11.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (64 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Saint Ambrose University is $34,290, which is $10,294 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Saint Ambrose University is $34,290, which is $10,294 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 $23,359.

In 2022, 95% of undergraduate students attending Saint Ambrose University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 67% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$34,290
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Saint Ambrose University was $34,290. The cost of tuition at Saint Ambrose University is $10,294 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$23,359
2022 Value
5.98%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Saint Ambrose University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,359. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Saint Ambrose University grew by 5.98%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,026
Room and Board
$1,320
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Saint Ambrose University was of $11,026 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.03% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,320. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

95%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
67%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Saint Ambrose University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 3.26% with respect to 2021, when 92% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.39%
2019 Default Rate
12
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Saint Ambrose University was 1.39%, which represents 12 out of the 862 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Saint Ambrose University received 3,589 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 10.4% annual growth. Out of those 3,589 applicants, 2,653 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.9% acceptance rate.

There were 2,747 students enrolled at Saint Ambrose University in 2022. 20% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Saint Ambrose University has an overall enrollment yield of 17.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,653
Accepted Out of 3,589

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Saint Ambrose University was 73.9% (2,653 admissions from 3,589 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 72.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 10.4%, while admissions declined by −8.52%..

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SAT Scores

20%
Submission Percentage (2022)
94
Scores Submitted (2022)

20% of enrolled first-time students at Saint Ambrose University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Saint Ambrose University had a total enrollment of 2,747 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Saint Ambrose University is 2,471 students and the part-time enrollment is 276. This means that 90% of students enrolled at Saint Ambrose University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Saint Ambrose University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.2% White, 9.28% Hispanic or Latino, 5.39% Black or African American, 3.97% Two or More Races, 1.93% Asian, 0.146% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0728% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Saint Ambrose University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.5%), followed by White Male (30.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.76%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (66.2%), followed by White Male (18.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.85%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Saint Ambrose University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,747 students. The full-time enrollment at Saint Ambrose University is 2,471 and the part-time enrollment is 276. This means that 90% of students enrolled at Saint Ambrose University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
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 Ambrose University was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Saint Ambrose 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
    2,039 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    255 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    148 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Saint Ambrose University is 74.2% White, 9.28% Hispanic or Latino, 5.39% Black or African American, 3.97% Two or More Races, 1.93% Asian, 0.146% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0728% 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, 78 students (2.84%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 241 more women than men received degrees from Saint Ambrose University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Saint Ambrose University is white (730 degrees awarded). There were 11.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (64 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Saint Ambrose University is Registered Nursing (69 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (45 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (43 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Saint Ambrose University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (75 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (72 degrees), and Theology (9 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 Ambrose University are Accountants & auditors (1,046,990 people), Other managers (791,669 people), Financial managers (508,499 people), Chief executives & legislators (404,998 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (323,010 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Ambrose University in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (75 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (72 degrees), Theology (9 degrees), Psychology (64 degrees), and Business (208 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 Ambrose University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Saint Ambrose University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (75 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (72 degrees), Theology (9 degrees), Psychology (64 degrees), and Business (208 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 Ambrose University are Elementary & secondary schools (935,978 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (569,205 people), Computer Systems Design (554,734 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (542,820 people), and Banking & related activities (505,675 people).

The most specialized majors at Saint Ambrose University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (75 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (72 degrees), Theology (9 degrees), Psychology (64 degrees), and Business (208 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 Ambrose University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 69 degrees awarded
  2. 45 degrees awarded
  3. 43 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Saint Ambrose University was Registered Nursing with 69 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

345
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
586
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 345 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Ambrose University, which is 0.589 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (586).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 33 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Ambrose University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.971 times less than the 34 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 65 degrees were awarded to men at Saint Ambrose University in Social Work, which is 9.29 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

57%
100% Completion Time
64%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 57% of students graduating from Saint Ambrose University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 64% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 64% 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 Saint Ambrose 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, 5.17% of graduates (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    730 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    64 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    36 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Saint Ambrose University is white (730 degrees awarded). There were 11.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (64 degrees).

2.69% of degree recipients (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    492 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    238 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    36 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Saint Ambrose University is white female (492 degrees awarded). There were 2.07 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (238 degrees).

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Operations

Saint Ambrose University has an endowment valued at nearly $194M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−8.45%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Saint Ambrose University had a total salary expenditure of 75.5M. Saint Ambrose University employs 79 Professors, 43 Assistant professors and 36 Associate professors. Most academics at Saint Ambrose University are Male Professor (47), Female Professor (32), and Female Assistant professor (31).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saint Ambrose University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 53 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 45 employees, and Management with 41 employees.

Endowment

$194M
2022 Endowment
8.43%
decline from 2021

Saint Ambrose University has an endowment valued at about $194M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Saint Ambrose University declined 8.43% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $147M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$29.6M
2022 Salaries
5.22%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Saint Ambrose University paid a median of $29.6M in salaries, which represents 39.1% of their overall expenditure ($75.5M) and a 5.22% 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

$13.5M
Instructional Salaries
180
Number of Employees

In 2022, Saint Ambrose University paid a total of $13.5M to 180 employees working as instructors, which represents 45.5% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
79 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
53 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Saint Ambrose University were Professor with 79 employees, Assistant professor with 43 employees, and Associate professor with 36 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Saint Ambrose University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 53 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 45 employees, and Management with 41 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Saint Ambrose University was Male Professor with 47 employees, Female Professor with 32 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 31 employees.

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