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IPEDS ID: 174914
OPE ID: 00234500
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University of St Thomas
2115 Summit Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105-1078
General information:  (651) 962-5000
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Two but less than 4 years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  10,192 (6,321 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  15 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral/Research Universities
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
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty461424
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$30,493$32,073$33,787$35,3084.5%
Books and supplies$3,717$3,899$4,085$1,300-68.2%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,320$8,628$9,082$8,986-1.1%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,320$8,328$9,082$8,986-1.1%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$44,630$46,700$49,054$48,400-1.3%
Off Campus$44,630$46,400$49,054$48,400-1.3%
Off Campus with Family$36,310$38,072$39,972$39,414-1.4%
This calculator uses estimated student expenses data to estimate the total tuition and fees charged over the duration of a typical 4-year program at this school.
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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 aid11,40997%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,39296%$22,485,300$16,153
Federal grants27519%$1,261,335$4,587
Pell grants27519%$1,080,735$3,930
Other federal grants19313%$180,600$936
State/local government grant or scholarships34023%$1,191,043$3,503
Institutional grants or scholarships1,38095%$20,032,922$14,517
Student loan aid88161%$9,031,448$10,251
Federal student loans86760%$5,177,640$5,972
Other student loans88161%$3,853,808$4,374
  • 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 aid15,86993%$134,171,933$22,861
Pell grants1,27620%$4,953,560$3,882
Federal student loans3,62057%$25,212,543$6,965
  • 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$27,407$31,027$32,392
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$20,546$22,020$24,273
$30,001 – $48,000$21,307$24,268$24,502
$48,001 – $75,000$25,097$28,103$29,672
$75,001 – $110,000$28,256$31,291$33,686
$110,001 and more$29,501$33,377$34,418
  • 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 enrollment10,192
Undergraduate enrollment6,321
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment271
Graduate enrollment3,871
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 96%
Part-time: 4%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 53%
Female: 47%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 4%
Black or African American: 3%
Hispanic/Latino: 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 82%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 95%
25 and over: 5%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 74%
Out-of-state: 23%
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: 31%
Part-time: 69%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 6%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 94%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants5,5402,6222,918
Percent admitted86%85%87%
Percent admitted who enrolled29%32%26%
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.
SAT Critical Reading520640
SAT Math520640
ACT Composite2328
ACT English2228
ACT Math2328
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: 88%
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, 82 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: 75%
Transfer-out rate: 20%
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:
[Began in Fall 2005]
4-year: 61%
6-year: 74%
8-year: 76%
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 63%
6-year: 75%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2005 or Fall 2007
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: 72%
Female: 78%
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: 0%
Asian: 65%
Black or African American: 70%
Hispanic/Latino: 70%
White: 76%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 80%
Non-resident alien: 100%
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 byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General50---
Category total100---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Actuarial Science15---
Business Administration and Management, General51295--
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other5226--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other---5
Business/Corporate Communications-18--
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other0---
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies580--
Finance, General950--
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General18---
International Business/Trade/Commerce160--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General1141-2
Operations Management and Supervision27---
Real Estate63--
Category total544366-7
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other82---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric1---
Category total84---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, Other0---
Computer and Information Sciences, General1---
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance1--1
Computer Science11---
Information Science/Studies15---
Information Technology284-7
Category total3084-8
Chemistry Teacher Education0---
Curriculum and Instruction-14217
Earth Science Teacher Education0---
Education, Other-311233
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism-18-29
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances-16--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation-6--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities-16--
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented-4-1
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other-9--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-131378
Elementary Education and Teaching1314--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education0---
Health Teacher Education0---
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-25-1
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching7---
Mathematics Teacher Education0--12
Multicultural Education---8
Music Teacher Education124--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching1---
Reading Teacher Education-6-9
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education0---
Secondary Education and Teaching-25--
Social Studies Teacher Education0---
Spanish Language Teacher Education0---
Special Education and Teaching, General-1--
Special Education and Teaching, Other-8--
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other0---
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-10--
Category total2224027188
Electrical and Electronics Engineering23---
Engineering, Other---1
Manufacturing Engineering-7-17
Mechanical Engineering5918--
Systems Engineering-10--
Category total8235-18
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other-10--
Engineering/Industrial Management-12--
Category total-22--
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing14---
English Language and Literature, General2711--
Category total4111--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General2---
Comparative Literature0---
French Language and Literature3---
German Language and Literature1---
Latin Language and Literature0---
Spanish Language and Literature10---
Category total16---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Public Health Education and Promotion44---
Category total44---
History, General16---
Category total16---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-20--
Category total-20--
Legal Professions and Studies
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law-0--
Category total-0156-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other16---
Category total16---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General19---
Statistics, General2---
Category total21---
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies-3-2
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution9---
Category total93-2
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science10---
Environmental Studies6---
Category total16---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies4012--
Category total8312--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General17---
Geology/Earth Science, General6---
Physics, General6---
Category total29---
Counseling Psychology-5415-
Family Psychology---0
Psychology, General71---
Category total7154150
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General-12-0
Social Work12136--
Category total12148-0
Social Sciences
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics4---
Economics, General37---
International Economics4---
International Relations and Affairs8---
Political Science and Government, General27---
Category total106---
Theology and Religious Vocations
Lay Ministry-9--
Religious Education-3--
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other-2--
Category total-29--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation47--
Music Performance, General2---
Music, General13---
Category total197--
Grand total1,3611,031198223
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
All Track Combined194114
Ice Hockey2926
Swimming and Diving3736
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1916 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools(!)7/1/1988 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs1/31/1995 -  Accredited
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration(!)7/1/2001 -  Accredited
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology(!)7/1/1974 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1982 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession002
Drug law violations103
Liquor law violations9416
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations002
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible011
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft002
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible010
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
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 Year201120102009
Default rate4.2%3.6%2.1%
Number in default937741
Number in repayment2,2082,1301,925
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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