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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:  1,526 (968 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  10 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
5%
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate courses offered, programs not offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
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 2016Full timePart time
Total faculty76125
Instructional76125
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 year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees$23,130$23,790$24,610$25,4603.5%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,226$9,364$9,191$9,5063.4%
Other$1,758$4,726$4,796$4,7960.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$7,490$7,880$7,998$7,9980.0%
Other$4,794$6,244$6,338$6,3380.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,818$6,244$6,338$6,3380.0%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
On Campus$35,114$38,880$39,597$40,7622.9%
Off Campus$36,414$38,914$39,946$40,7962.1%
Off Campus with Family$28,948$31,034$31,948$32,7982.7%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2017-2018
Tuition$13,104
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, 2015-2016
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 aid117297%————
Grant or scholarship aid17196%$2,878,382$16,833
Federal grants5833%$275,131$4,744
Pell grants5833%$249,131$4,295
Other federal grants2011%$26,000$1,300
State/local government grant or scholarships7844%$133,195$1,708
Institutional grants or scholarships17096%$2,470,056$14,530
Student loan aid11866%$904,524$7,665
Federal student loans11866%$804,813$6,820
Other student loans106%$99,711$9,971
  • 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 aid193685%$11,419,651$12,200
Pell grants38235%$1,496,605$3,918
Federal student loans76569%$6,820,287$8,915
  • 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.
2013-20142014-20152015-2016
Average net price$18,964$18,514$20,295
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2013-20142014-20152015-2016
$0 – $30,000$10,924$15,833$16,661
$30,001 – $48,000$11,101$16,830$21,525
$48,001 – $75,000$14,463$17,745$25,578
$75,001 – $110,000$16,181$14,395$28,336
$110,001 and more$20,661$13,698$29,418
  • 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 2016
Total enrollment1,526
Undergraduate enrollment968
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment112
Graduate enrollment558
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 85%
Part-time: 15%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 34%
Female: 66%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 14%
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: 65%
Out-of-state: 18%
Foreign countries: 6%
Unknown: 11%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2015.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 47%
Part-time: 53%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 5%
Enrolled in some distance education: 42%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 52%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 29%
Enrolled in some distance education: 19%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 52%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2016
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants477204273
Percent admitted90%92%88%
Percent admitted who enrolled33%34%32%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
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 2016 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT43%
ACT12891%
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 English1926
ACT Math1725
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%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Returned in Fall 2016
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, 53 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2016.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 52%
(*) 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 2008]
4-year: 24%
6-year: 48%
8-year: 48%
[Began in Fall 2010]
4-year: 35%
6-year: 52%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2008 or Fall 2010
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: 57%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 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:
Asian: 100%
Black or African American: 47%
Hispanic/Latino: 50%
White: 52%
Two or more races: 100%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 50%
Non-resident alien: 44%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures provide the 6-year and 8-year award-completion rates after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, subsequently transferred out of the institution, or status unknown. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2008
Award and enrollment rate:
[First-time]
Received award in 6 years: 48%
Received award in 8 years: 48%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 1%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 39%
[Non-first-time]
Received award in 6 years: 60%
Received award in 8 years: 60%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 1%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 29%
PART-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2008
Award and enrollment rate:
[First-time]
Received award in 6 years: 0%
Received award in 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 0%
[Non-first-time]
Received award in 6 years: 59%
Received award in 8 years: 60%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 1%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 24%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
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, General9---
Category total9---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting922--
Business Administration and Management, General3438--
Human Resources Management and Services, Other07--
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General8---
International Marketing4---
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management-9d-0d
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management-6--
Organizational Behavior Studies2---
Taxation-1--
Category total5783d-0d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Advertising1---
Organizational Communication, General1---
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other1---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric6---
Category total9---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General622--
Category total622--
Education
Computer Teacher Education-3d-2d
Early Childhood Education and Teaching3---
Education, General-40d--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism---1
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness413--
Educational/Instructional Technology-3--
Elementary Education and Teaching9---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education012--
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching2---
Special Education and Teaching, General2217--
Category total4088d-3d
English Language and Literature/Letters
Writing, General1---
Category total1---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textiles, General15---
Category total15---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Dietetics/Dietitian9---
Health and Wellness, General9---
Health/Health Care Administration/Management6---
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist2124--
Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology, and Public Health--5-
Category total45245-
History
History, General0---
Category total0---
Legal Professions and Studies
Pre-Law Studies4---
Category total4---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies17---
Category total17---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General1---
Category total1---
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences
Cyber/Electronic Operations and Warfare4---
Category total4---
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Behavioral Sciences7---
International/Global Studies2---
Category total9---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management11---
Category total11---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies1---
Category total1---
Psychology
Psychology, General14---
Category total14---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work13---
Category total13---
Social Sciences
Sociology2---
Category total2---
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General49--
Digital Arts2---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General24--
Fine/Studio Arts, General510--
Category total1323--
Grand total27124053
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, 2015-2016
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 22
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 10
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: $13,029
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $5,364
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
2016-2017 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III without footballMenWomen
Baseball38
Basketball2215
Golf116
Lacrosse14
Soccer3221
Softball17
Tennis1412
Track and Field, Indoor412
Track and Field, Outdoor313
Track and Field, X-Country26
Volleyball1211
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
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
  • (!) Estimated date
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations100
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations100
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape000
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary200
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape000
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary200
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.
  • 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 Year201420132012
Default rate6.1%7.4%6.1%
Number in default496455
Number in repayment797864897
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)