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IPEDS ID: 154235
OPE ID: 00188900
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Saint Ambrose University
518 W Locust St, Davenport, Iowa 52803-2898
General information:  (563) 333-6000
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  3,607 (2,743 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  10 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty228148
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$23,910$24,920$25,970$26,7403.0%
Books and supplies$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,585$8,885$9,195$9,016-1.9%
Off Campus
Room and board--$8,820$9,0002.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$35,945$37,255$38,640$40,1463.9%
Off Campus$25,110$26,120$41,960$42,4901.3%
Off Campus with Family$25,110$26,120$30,210$31,1503.1%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid1581100%————
Grant or scholarship aid581100%$9,452,026$16,269
Federal grants14525%$585,786$4,040
Pell grants14525%$537,586$3,707
Other federal grants5910%$48,200$817
State/local government grant or scholarships11319%$420,322$3,720
Institutional grants or scholarships581100%$8,445,918$14,537
Student loan aid54193%$4,401,771$8,136
Federal student loans54193%$3,192,548$5,901
Other student loans10318%$1,209,223$11,740
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid12,50089%$32,223,932$12,890
Pell grants72126%$2,653,239$3,680
Federal student loans1,97071%$21,566,453$10,947
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$22,261$22,596$21,907
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$13,186$19,746$20,196
$30,001 – $48,000$19,452$18,407$18,947
$48,001 – $75,000$18,225$21,943$22,171
$75,001 – $110,000$19,844$21,896$22,759
$110,001 and more$17,635$23,692$25,318
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment3,607
Undergraduate enrollment2,743
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment267
Graduate enrollment864
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 89%
Part-time: 11%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 41%
Female: 59%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 6%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 82%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 84%
25 and over: 16%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 32%
Out-of-state: 66%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 45%
Part-time: 55%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 2%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 98%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 3%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 95%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $25
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants2,8971,1471,750
Percent admitted96%95%97%
Percent admitted who enrolled20%22%19%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
ACT Composite2025
ACT English2025
ACT Math1925
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 80%
Part-time students: 100%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 66 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 61%
Transfer-out rate: 27%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 49%
6-year: 62%
8-year: 63%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 55%
Female: 66%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 67%
Asian: 25%
Black or African American: 21%
Hispanic/Latino: 71%
White: 63%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 50%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
European Studies/Civilization0----
Latin American Studies1----
Women's Studies1----
Category total2----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General21----
Category total24----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting and Related Services, Other0----
Business Administration and Management, General18885--
Business Statistics---0-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other6----
Business/Commerce, General4----
Finance, General10---0
International Business/Trade/Commerce5----
Management Science36--0-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General33----
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management----0
Office Management and Supervision----0
Organizational Behavior Studies00---
Organizational Leadership-36-00
Category total136139500
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Broadcast Journalism0----
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other0----
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia2----
Mass Communication/Media Studies0----
Organizational Communication, General2----
Public Relations/Image Management6----
Radio and Television3----
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other5----
Category total27----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance0----
Computer Science4----
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst8----
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications0----
Information Technology1----
Network and System Administration/Administrator-8---
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager0----
Category total138---
Administration of Special Education----2d
Art Teacher Education3----
Biology Teacher Education1----
Business Teacher Education3----
Chemistry Teacher Education1----
Early Childhood Education and Teaching7----
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-10---
Elementary Education and Teaching42----
English/Language Arts Teacher Education7----
French Language Teacher Education0----
Health Teacher Education0----
History Teacher Education4----
Mathematics Teacher Education8----
Music Teacher Education0----
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching7----
Psychology Teacher Education0----
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education2----
Social Science Teacher Education1----
Spanish Language Teacher Education0----
Special Education and Teaching, General-6---
Speech Teacher Education0----
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-11d---
Category total8627d--2d
Industrial Engineering9----
Category total9----
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General8----
Writing, General2----
Category total10----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature1----
German Language and Literature0----
Spanish Language and Literature2----
Category total3----
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-0---
Nursing Administration-5---
Occupational Therapy/Therapist-32---
Physical Therapy/Therapist--51--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse74----
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-23---
Category total746051--
History, General4----
History, Other0----
Category total4----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other1----
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies3321---
Criminalistics and Criminal Science1----
Category total3521---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General2----
Category total2----
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other18----
Category total18----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General5----
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other14----
Kinesiology and Exercise Science48----
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management16----
Sports Studies0----
Category total83----
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total1----
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General5----
Physics, General1----
Category total6----
Forensic Psychology11----
Psychology, General58----
Category total69----
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration0----
Social Work-37---
Category total037---
Social Sciences
Economics, General1----
Political Science and Government, General7----
Category total26----
Theology and Religious Vocations
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other-8---
Theology/Theological Studies0----
Category total08---
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General0----
Design and Visual Communications, General0----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General3----
Fine/Studio Arts, General2----
Graphic Design12----
Music, General1----
Category total22----
Grand total6503005602
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NAIA Division II MenWomen
Track and Field, Outdoor4848
Track and Field, X-Country1223
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission (!)1/1/1927 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs2/1/1991 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist5/1/1996 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs8/1/2009 - 8/1/2014Accredited
Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs8/1/2014 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels10/3/2003 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels9/27/2008 - 12/31/2013Resigned
Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs6/29/2007 - 6/24/2013Accredited
Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate programs6/29/2007 - 6/24/2013Accredited
Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs6/24/2013 -  Accredited
Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate programs6/24/2013 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations675
Liquor law violations010
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations665
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible333
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault101
Motor vehicle theft110
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible322
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault001
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate7.1%3.9%
Number in default6235
Number in repayment872883
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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