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IPEDS ID: 206622
OPE ID: 00314400
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Xavier University
3800 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45207-1092
General information:  (513) 745-3000
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  6,633 (4,620 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  12 to 1
Net Price
Mission Statement
  Xavier is a Jesuit Catholic university rooted in the liberal arts tradition. Our mission is to educate each student intellectually, morally, and spiritually. We create learning opportunities through rigorous academic and professional programs integrated with co-curricular engagement. In an inclusive environment of open and free inquiry, we prepare students for a world that is increasingly diverse, complex and interdependent. Driven by our commitment to the common good and to the education of the whole person, the Xavier community challenges and supports students as they cultivate lives of reflection, compassion and informed action.
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
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student 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 faculty357320
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-31
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$29,970$31,160$32,070$33,0002.9%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,500$9,720$10,010$10,5205.1%
Off Campus
Room and board--$10,010$10,5205.1%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$42,470$43,880$45,080$46,5203.2%
Off Campus$30,970$32,160$45,080$46,5203.2%
Off Campus with Family$30,970$32,160$35,070$36,0002.7%
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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 aid11,058100%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,057100%$17,860,867$16,898
Federal grants17516%$788,070$4,503
Pell grants17016%$710,070$4,177
Other federal grants11411%$78,000$684
State/local government grant or scholarships697%$142,225$2,061
Institutional grants or scholarships1,056100%$16,930,572$16,033
Student loan aid66863%$5,757,557$8,619
Federal student loans66563%$3,989,463$5,999
Other student loans11110%$1,768,094$15,929
  • 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 aid14,11792%$66,152,670$16,068
Pell grants81818%$3,206,927$3,920
Federal student loans2,59858%$26,483,177$10,194
  • 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$25,729$27,948$28,182
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$25,869$24,222$23,563
$30,001 – $48,000$27,415$24,533$24,952
$48,001 – $75,000$27,867$27,906$27,246
$75,001 – $110,000$29,056$28,504$28,924
$110,001 and more$29,610$29,356$29,669
  • 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 enrollment6,633
Undergraduate enrollment4,620
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment120
Graduate enrollment2,013
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 90%
Part-time: 10%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 46%
Female: 54%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 10%
Hispanic/Latino: 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 72%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 92%
25 and over: 8%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 48%
Out-of-state: 50%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 33%
Part-time: 67%
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: 7%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 91%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $35
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants10,9075,8515,056
Percent admitted70%59%82%
Percent admitted who enrolled17%16%17%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)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 Reading500600
SAT Math510610
SAT Writing490590
ACT Composite2327
ACT English2228
ACT Math2227
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: 83%
Part-time students: 20%
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, 87 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: 76%
(*) 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:
4-year: 69%
6-year: 77%
8-year: 78%
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: 76%
Female: 77%
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: 80%
Asian: 78%
Black or African American: 56%
Hispanic/Latino: 68%
White: 80%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 45%
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 byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-51----
Category total-51----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Actuarial Science-0----
Business Administration and Management, General-36224--0
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other--1---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other-----0
Business/Commerce, General1-----
Business/Managerial Economics-14----
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies-19----
Finance, General-4640---
Human Resources Development--33---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-10----
International Business/Trade/Commerce-1519---
Knowledge Management--13---
Management Information Systems, General-172-0-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-7320---
Category total1286352-00
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General05----
Organizational Communication, General09----
Public Relations/Image Management014----
Radio and Television010----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-2----
Category total056----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science-2----
Category total-2----
Biology Teacher Education-2----
Business Teacher Education--0---
Chemistry Teacher Education-0----
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--16---
Early Childhood Education and Teaching019----
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--30---
Elementary Education and Teaching--32---
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-11----
Montessori Teacher Education-714---
Music Teacher Education-8----
Physics Teacher Education-0----
Reading Teacher Education--23---
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-0----
Secondary Education and Teaching--35---
Special Education and Teaching, General-845---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other--4---
Category total055199---
Chemical Engineering-0----
Category total-0----
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General0334---
Category total0334---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-0----
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other-1----
French Language and Literature01----
German Language and Literature00----
Spanish Language and Literature06----
Category total08----
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer-11----
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist-1----
Clinical Nurse Leader--50--0
Health/Health Care Administration/Management--34---
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology/Technician----0-
Medical Informatics--5---
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor--32---
Nursing Administration--5---
Nursing Education--9---
Occupational Therapy/Therapist--28---
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing--0---
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies----0-
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer12-----
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other--5---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-794---
Category total1291172-00
History, General030----
Category total030----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies12812---
Category total12812---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies-9----
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies3140----
Category total3149----
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-10----
Category total-10----
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-0----
Natural Sciences-17----
Category total-17----
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-6----
Natural Resources Management and Policy-0----
Category total-6----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-2538---
Category total-2538---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies074---
Category total0124---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-7----
Physical Sciences, Other-5----
Physics, General-4----
Theoretical Chemistry-8----
Category total-24----
Clinical Psychology---15--
Psychology, General06422---
Category total0642215--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work-13----
Category total-13----
Social Sciences
Economics, General-9----
Political Science and Government, General121----
Political Science and Government, Other-28----
Category total162----
Theology and Religious Vocations
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other--0---
Category total--0---
Visual and Performing Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General-5----
Music, General-6----
Category total-11----
Grand total181,0338031500
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AAA MenWomen
Track and Field, Indoor2229
Track and Field, Outdoor2229
Track and Field, X-Country1417
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission (!)1/1/1925 - 1/1/1934Terminated
(!)1/1/1935 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs12/1/1995 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programs5/4/2001 -  Accredited
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration(!)7/1/1969 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels5/3/2003 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels5/3/2003 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language8/7/2011 -  Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers(!)1/1/1975 -  Accredited
Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education, Commission on Accreditation
Montessori Education (MONTE) - Montessori teacher education programs and institutions10/14/1991 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)7/1/2007 -  Accredited
Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs(!)3/1/2008 -  Accredited
Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate programs(!)3/1/2008 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible205
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft110
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible205
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 Year20102009
Default rate4.1%3.3%
Number in default5344
Number in repayment1,2821,312
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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