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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:  6,260 (4,548 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  11 to 1
Net Price
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and
Athletic Graduation
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 & 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
3% or less
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 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty354347
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-33
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$32,070$33,000$33,960$35,0803.3%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,010$10,740$11,020$11,1401.1%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,010$10,740$10,800$11,1403.1%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$45,080$46,740$47,980$49,2202.6%
Off Campus$45,080$46,740$47,760$49,2203.1%
Off Campus with Family$35,070$36,000$36,960$38,0803.0%
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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 aid11,20299%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,20299%$24,507,446$20,389
Federal grants25921%$1,239,506$4,786
Pell grants25621%$1,139,006$4,449
Other federal grants14712%$100,500$684
State/local government grant or scholarships1119%$276,336$2,490
Institutional grants or scholarships1,20199%$22,991,604$19,144
Student loan aid81267%$6,780,385$8,350
Federal student loans80867%$4,956,813$6,135
Other student loans1139%$1,823,572$16,138
  • 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 aid14,20492%$76,906,569$18,294
Pell grants79917%$3,339,699$4,180
Federal student loans2,57156%$18,068,260$7,028
  • 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$28,182$28,111$27,591
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$23,563$23,594$22,538
$30,001 – $48,000$24,952$24,563$24,475
$48,001 – $75,000$27,246$25,976$26,157
$75,001 – $110,000$28,924$28,395$28,321
$110,001 and more$29,669$29,656$29,673
  • 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 enrollment6,260
Undergraduate enrollment4,548
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment79
Graduate enrollment1,712
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 93%
Part-time: 7%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 46%
Female: 54%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 10%
Hispanic/Latino: 5%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 71%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 94%
25 and over: 6%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 44%
Out-of-state: 53%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 32%
Part-time: 68%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 13%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 87%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 5%
Enrolled in some distance education: 10%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 85%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $35
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
Number of applicants10,6614,8925,769
Percent admitted72%70%73%
Percent admitted who enrolled15%15%15%
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 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 Reading490590
SAT Math490590
SAT Writing480590
ACT Composite2227
ACT English2228
ACT Math2127
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: 50%
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, 90 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: 74%
(*) 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: 66%
6-year: 76%
8-year: 77%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 66%
6-year: 74%
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: 75%
Female: 73%
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: 50%
Asian: 82%
Black or African American: 52%
Hispanic/Latino: 78%
White: 76%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 100%
Non-resident alien: 82%
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 byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
  • 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.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture-0----
Category total-0----
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other-0----
Category total-0----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other-0----
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-63----
Category total-65----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Actuarial Science-2----
Business Administration and Management, General-30200--0
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other--1---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other-1----
Business/Commerce, General0-----
Business/Managerial Economics-102---
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies-7----
Finance, General-5529---
Human Resources Development--27---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-11----
International Business/Trade/Commerce-920---
Knowledge Management--16---
Management Information Systems, General-90-0-
Marketing, Other--0---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-5819---
Organizational Leadership--3---
Category total0244317-00
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General-1----
Public Relations/Image Management-22----
Radio and Television-9----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-9----
Category total-53----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science-13--1-
Category total-13--1-
Biology Teacher Education-0----
Business Teacher Education--0---
Chemistry Teacher Education-0----
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--16---
Drama and Dance Teacher Education-0----
Early Childhood Education and Teaching022----
Education, Other---0--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--32---
Elementary Education and Teaching--31---
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-9----
Montessori Teacher Education-518d---
Music Teacher Education-3----
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching--0d---
Physics Teacher Education-0----
Reading Teacher Education--15---
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-0----
Secondary Education and Teaching--38---
Special Education and Teaching, General-634d---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other--0---
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor--0--0
Category total045184d0-0
Chemical Engineering-0----
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics-0----
Category total-0----
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General1331---
Category total1331---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-0----
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other-5----
French Language and Literature00----
German Language and Literature01----
Spanish Language and Literature06----
Category total012----
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer-6----
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist-0----
Clinical Nurse Leader--44--0
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing--14--3
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other-22-0--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management--30--0
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology/Technician----0-
Medical Informatics--5---
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor--36---
Nursing Administration--4---
Nursing Education--3---
Occupational Therapy/Therapist--30---
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing--0---
Pharmacoeconomics/Pharmaceutical Economics--0---
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies----00
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer15-----
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other--4---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-676---
Category total1595176003
History, General020----
Category total020----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies0155d---
Category total0155d---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies5115----
Category total5115----
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-10----
Category total-10----
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General-0----
Natural Sciences-6----
Category total-6----
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-7----
Natural Resources Management and Policy-0----
Category total-7----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-3630---
Category total-3630---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy, Other--0---
Religion/Religious Studies0114---
Category total0174---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-4----
Physical Sciences, Other-5----
Physics, General-4----
Theoretical Chemistry-7----
Category total-20----
Clinical Psychology---15--
Psychology, General05424---
Category total0542415--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work-18----
Category total-18----
Social Sciences
Economics, General-6----
Economics, Other-1----
Political Science and Government, General019----
Political Science and Government, Other-27----
Urban Studies/Affairs--0---
Category total0580---
Theology and Religious Vocations
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other--0---
Category total--0---
Visual and Performing Arts
Design and Applied Arts, Other-0----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-0----
Fine/Studio Arts, General-7----
Graphic Design-3----
Music, General-2----
Music, Other-0----
Category total-12----
Grand total219487411513
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
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
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: 88
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 28
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 6
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 2
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: $20,058
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $10,305
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,833
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
Full-time students: 85%
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 I-AAA MenWomen
All Track Combined5980
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
Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree12/1/1995 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission 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
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels9/22/2016 -  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(!)12/1/1974 - 7/26/2016Accredited
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
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
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations020
Liquor law violations011
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible58
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault012
Motor vehicle theft001
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible58
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault001
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 Year201320122011
Default rate3.1%2.7%3.7%
Number in default464256
Number in repayment1,4671,5011,474
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)