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IPEDS ID: 177418
OPE ID: 00246400
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Fontbonne University
6800 Wydown Blvd, Saint Louis, Missouri 63105-3098
General information:  (314) 862-3456
Website:  www.fontbonne.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  1,713 (1,105 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  11 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & 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
4%
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 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty75137
Instructional75137
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-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$21,220$22,684$23,130$23,7902.9%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,000$8,400$9,226$9,3641.5%
Other$2,070$1,812$1,758$4,726168.8%
Off Campus
Room and board$6,660$7,200$7,490$7,8805.2%
Other$4,000$4,012$4,794$6,24430.2%
Off Campus with Family
Other$5,470$5,612$4,818$6,24429.6%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$32,290$33,896$35,114$38,88010.7%
Off Campus$32,880$34,896$36,414$38,9146.9%
Off Campus with Family$27,690$29,296$28,948$31,0347.2%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
Tuition$12,222
Fees$324
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 aid110595%————
Grant or scholarship aid10393%$1,548,021$15,029
Federal grants3632%$136,585$3,794
Pell grants3632%$135,085$3,752
Other federal grants(*)1%(*)(*)
State/local government grant or scholarships4339%$66,500$1,547
Institutional grants or scholarships10393%$1,344,936$13,058
Student loan aid8173%$551,501$6,809
Federal student loans8173%$510,361$6,301
Other student loans76%$41,140$5,877
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
  • (*) Number receiving aid and total and average amounts of aid received are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid191776%$10,122,790$11,039
Pell grants40333%$1,591,725$3,950
Federal student loans79766%$6,940,269$8,708
  • 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.
2012-20132013-20142014-2015
Average net price$17,848$18,964$18,514
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$15,848$10,924$15,833
$30,001 – $48,000$13,055$11,101$16,830
$48,001 – $75,000$14,320$14,463$17,745
$75,001 – $110,000$14,826$16,181$14,395
$110,001 and more$9,647$20,661$13,698
  • 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 2015
Total enrollment1,713
Undergraduate enrollment1,105
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment132
Graduate enrollment608
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 82%
Part-time: 18%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 31%
Female: 69%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 15%
Hispanic/Latino: 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 71%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 7%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 69%
25 and over: 31%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 73%
Out-of-state: 22%
Foreign countries: 5%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
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: 6%
Enrolled in some distance education: 45%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 49%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 32%
Enrolled in some distance education: 22%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 46%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $25
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants494223271
Percent admitted97%96%98%
Percent admitted who enrolled37%35%39%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
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
SAT42%
ACT16794%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  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 English2026
ACT Math1825
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: 79%
Part-time students: 100%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
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, 55 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 54%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
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: 20%
6-year: 37%
8-year: 39%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 38%
6-year: 54%
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: 46%
Female: 59%
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: 100%
Asian: 67%
Black or African American: 33%
Hispanic/Latino: 75%
White: 56%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 50%
Non-resident alien: 67%
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 byProgramBachelorMasterUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
  • 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.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General7---
Biotechnology0---
Category total7---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting1013--
Business Administration and Management, General6951--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other4---
Human Resources Management and Services, Other-28--
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General5---
International Marketing4---
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management-18d-0d
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management-5--
Organizational Behavior Studies3---
Organizational Leadership0---
Taxation-9--
Category total95124d-0d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Advertising3---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric8---
Category total11---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General3---
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design--0-
Category total3-0-
Education
Computer Teacher Education-6d-2d
Drama and Dance Teacher Education-0--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching2---
Education, General-32--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism---8
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness310--
Elementary Education and Teaching13---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education117--
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching5---
Special Education and Teaching, General25d11d1d0d
Category total49d76d1d10d
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General3---
Category total3---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textiles, General16---
Category total16---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Dietetics/Dietitian13---
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist2127--
Category total3427--
History
History, General2---
Category total2---
Legal Professions and Studies
Pre-Law Studies0---
Category total0---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies10---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other0---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies1---
Category total11---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General6---
Category total6---
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Behavioral Sciences3---
International/Global Studies0---
Category total3---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management11---
Category total11---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies1---
Category total1---
Psychology
Psychology, General13---
Category total13---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General2---
Social Work29---
Category total31---
Social Sciences
Sociology0---
Category total0---
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General39--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General21--
Fine/Studio Arts, General85--
Category total1315--
Grand total309242110
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
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: 21
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 11
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
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: $13,368
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $11,076
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 50%
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 (without football) MenWomen
All Track Combined1532
Baseball34
Basketball1615
Golf94
Lacrosse17
Soccer2517
Softball14
Tennis812
Volleyball1213
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1926 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics7/1/1971 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs9/1/1991 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools10/26/2003 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations201
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations201
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible00
Rape0
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary142
Motor vehicle theft100
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible00
Rape0
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary022
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate6.1%8.1%11.2%
Number in default5582123
Number in repayment8971,0051,090
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)