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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:  10,140 (6,148 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  15 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity
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 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty431457
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 year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees$33,787$35,308$36,682$38,1053.9%
Books and supplies$4,085$1,300$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,082$8,986$9,200$9,4202.4%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,082$8,986$9,225$8,549-7.3%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$49,054$48,400$49,600$51,2853.4%
Off Campus$49,054$48,400$49,557$50,4141.7%
Off Campus with Family$39,972$39,414$40,332$41,8653.8%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
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 aid11,38298%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,36497%$26,929,166$19,743
Federal grants24517%$1,083,096$4,421
Pell grants24517%$913,038$3,727
Other federal grants15311%$170,058$1,111
State/local government grant or scholarships34124%$1,446,053$4,241
Institutional grants or scholarships1,35896%$24,400,017$17,968
Student loan aid83559%$8,350,718$10,001
Federal student loans82659%$4,972,213$6,020
Other student loans83559%$3,378,505$4,046
  • 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 aid15,65891%$96,705,348$17,092
Pell grants1,12818%$4,418,213$3,917
Federal student loans3,40455%$23,180,144$6,810
  • 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$32,392$30,606$29,415
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$24,273$21,037$22,098
$30,001 – $48,000$24,502$23,229$21,619
$48,001 – $75,000$29,672$26,016$24,565
$75,001 – $110,000$33,686$30,859$29,397
$110,001 and more$34,418$33,102$31,543
  • 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 2014
Total enrollment10,140
Undergraduate enrollment6,148
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment252
Graduate enrollment3,992
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 96%
Part-time: 4%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 54%
Female: 46%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 5%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 82%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
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: 75%
Out-of-state: 23%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
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: 1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 99%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 8%
Enrolled in some distance education: 3%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 89%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
Number of applicants5,4362,5242,912
Percent admitted84%82%86%
Percent admitted who enrolled31%35%29%
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 2015 (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 Reading520630
SAT Math510620
ACT Composite2429
ACT English2329
ACT Math2428
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: 85%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
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, 83 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 76%
Transfer-out rate: 18%
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 2007]
4-year: 63%
6-year: 75%
8-year: 77%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 60%
6-year: 76%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
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: 76%
Female: 75%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 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: 77%
Black or African American: 78%
Hispanic/Latino: 82%
White: 75%
Two or more races: 77%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 76%
Non-resident alien: 71%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
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
Women's Studies0----
Category total0----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General67----
Category total114----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Actuarial Science26----
Business Administration and Management, General60296---
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other6026---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other----2
Business/Corporate Communications-9---
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies490---
Finance, General1070---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General15----
International Business/Trade/Commerce80---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General1110--5
Operations Management and Supervision57----
Real Estate105---
Category total617351--7
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other94----
Mass Communication/Media Studies1----
Category total95----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General2----
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance5----
Computer Science16----
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration----12
Information Science/Studies7----
Information Technology-101--6
Category total30101--18
Curriculum and Instruction-3---
Education, Other-2812152
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism-19d--18d
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances-19---
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation-11d---
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities-8---
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented-2--5
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-2031-76
Elementary Education and Teaching2211---
English/Language Arts Teacher Education0----
Health Teacher Education0----
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-18---
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching8----
Mathematics Teacher Education0---1
Music Teacher Education18---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching2----
Reading Teacher Education-2---
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education0----
Secondary Education and Teaching-17---
Social Studies Teacher Education0----
Special Education and Teaching, General-4---
Special Education and Teaching, Other-21d---
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-4---
Category total33195d4315102d
Computer Engineering, General1----
Electrical and Electronics Engineering151---
Engineering, Other----5
Manufacturing Engineering-8--18
Mechanical Engineering8423---
Systems Engineering-5---
Category total10037--23
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other-5---
Engineering/Industrial Management-5---
Category total-10---
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing15----
English Language and Literature, General1211---
Category total2711---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Family Systems1----
Category total1----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1----
French Language and Literature1----
Spanish Language and Literature7----
Category total9----
Health Professions and Related Programs
Public Health Education and Promotion60----
Category total60----
History, General10----
Category total10----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-27d---
Category total-27d---
Legal Professions and Studies
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General-23---
Category total-23140--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other16----
Category total16----
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General10----
Statistics, General6----
Category total16----
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology1----
International/Global Studies-8--3
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other2----
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution11----
Category total148--3
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science4----
Environmental Studies5----
Category total9----
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies329---
Category total569---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General13----
Geology/Earth Science, General4----
Physics, General7----
Category total24----
Counseling Psychology-4813--
Family Psychology----0
Psychology, General64----
Category total644813-0
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General-12--2
Social Work21139---
Category total21151--2
Social Sciences
Development Economics and International Development2----
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics4----
Economics, General28----
International Economics6----
International Relations and Affairs4----
Political Science and Government, General20----
Category total98----
Theology and Religious Vocations
Lay Ministry17---
Religious Education-1---
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other-2---
Category total128---
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation05---
Music Performance, General3----
Music, General3----
Category total65---
Grand total1,4211,00419615155
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 102
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 66
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 4
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 5
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $22,037
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $9,363
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $4,500
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,600
Full-time students: 71%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
All Track Combined202134
Ice Hockey2924
Swimming and Diving4533
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
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
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs1/31/1995 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession200
Drug law violations351
Liquor law violations16928
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations200
Liquor law violations0215
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible13
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault020
Motor vehicle theft200
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible03
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
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.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • 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 Year201220112010
Default rate2.1%4.2%3.6%
Number in default499377
Number in repayment2,3032,2082,130
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)