Fontbonne University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$27,996
1.07% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$20,732
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.871%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
94.4%
880 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
944
80.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
58%
80 Graduates

About

Fontbonne University is a higher education institution located in St. Louis County, MO. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Fontbonne University were Speech-Language Pathology (34 degrees awarded), Community Health & Preventative Medicine (14 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (14 degrees).

In 2022, 266 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Fontbonne University. 75.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 24.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (181 degrees), 4.11 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (44 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Fontbonne University is $27,996, which is $4,000 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Fontbonne University is $27,996, which is $4,000 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,732.

In 2022, 100% of undergraduate students attending Fontbonne University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 65% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$27,996
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Fontbonne University was $27,996. The cost of tuition at Fontbonne University is $4,000 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$20,732
2022 Value
6.42%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Fontbonne University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,732. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Fontbonne University grew by 6.42%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,349
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Fontbonne University was of $9,349 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.11% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
65%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Fontbonne University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 5.26% with respect to 2021, when 95% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0.871%
2019 Default Rate
4
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Fontbonne University was 0.871%, which represents 4 out of the 459 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Fontbonne University received 880 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 48.1% annual growth. Out of those 880 applicants, 831 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 94.4% acceptance rate.

There were 944 students enrolled at Fontbonne University in 2022.

Fontbonne University has an overall enrollment yield of 22%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

94.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
831
Accepted Out of 880

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Fontbonne University was 94.4% (831 admissions from 880 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 78.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 48.1%, while admissions grew by 79.1%..

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Enrollment

Fontbonne University had a total enrollment of 944 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Fontbonne University is 762 students and the part-time enrollment is 182. This means that 80.7% of students enrolled at Fontbonne University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Fontbonne University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59.4% White, 21.4% Black or African American, 4.24% Two or More Races, 1.59% Asian, 1.38% Hispanic or Latino, 0.212% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.106% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Fontbonne University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (31.7%), followed by White Female (30.6%) and Black or African American Female (12.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.3%), followed by White Male (9.52%) and Black or African American Female (7.48%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Fontbonne University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 944 students. The full-time enrollment at Fontbonne University is 762 and the part-time enrollment is 182. This means that 80.7% of students enrolled at Fontbonne University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Fontbonne University was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Fontbonne University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    561 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    202 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    40 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Fontbonne University is 59.4% White, 21.4% Black or African American, 4.24% Two or More Races, 1.59% Asian, 1.38% Hispanic or Latino, 0.212% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.106% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 81 students (8.58%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 134 more women than men received degrees from Fontbonne University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Fontbonne University is white (181 degrees awarded). There were 4.11 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (44 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Fontbonne University is Speech-Language Pathology (34 degrees awarded), followed by Community Health & Preventative Medicine (14 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (14 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Fontbonne University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (8 degrees awarded), Education (47 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (12 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Fontbonne University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,612,985 people), Registered nurses (1,453,199 people), Secondary school teachers (456,602 people), Education administrators (282,019 people), and Social workers, all other (207,253 people).

The most specialized majors at Fontbonne University in 2022 are Human Sciences (8 degrees awarded), Education (47 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (12 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees), and Health (72 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Fontbonne University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Fontbonne University are Human Sciences (8 degrees awarded), Education (47 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (12 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees), and Health (72 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Fontbonne University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,964,955 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,650,300 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (383,876 people), Outpatient care centers (337,526 people), and Offices of physicians (236,614 people).

The most specialized majors at Fontbonne University are Human Sciences (8 degrees awarded), Education (47 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (12 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 degrees), and Health (72 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Fontbonne University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 17 degrees awarded
  2. 16 degrees awarded
  3. 10 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Fontbonne University was General Studies with 17 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

66
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
200
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 66 degrees were awarded to men at Fontbonne University, which is 0.33 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (200).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 14 degrees were awarded to men at Fontbonne University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.875 times less than the 16 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 41 degrees were awarded to men at Fontbonne University in Speech-Language Pathology, which is 41 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

49%
100% Completion Time
66%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 49% of students graduating from Fontbonne University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 66% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 66% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Fontbonne University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.25% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    181 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    44 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Fontbonne University is white (181 degrees awarded). There were 4.11 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (44 degrees).

1.88% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    137 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    44 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    33 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Fontbonne University is white female (137 degrees awarded). There were 3.11 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (44 degrees).

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Operations

Fontbonne University has an endowment valued at nearly $14.1M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−15.2%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Fontbonne University had a total salary expenditure of 26.3M. Fontbonne University employs 23 Assistant professors, 13 Professors and 13 Associate professors. Most academics at Fontbonne University are Female Assistant professor (19), Female Associate professor (11), and Female Professor (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fontbonne University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 29 employees, Management, with 27 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 18 employees.

Endowment

$14.1M
2022 Endowment
18.3%
decline from 2021

Fontbonne University has an endowment valued at about $14.1M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Fontbonne University declined 18.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $32.4M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$11.2M
2022 Salaries
7.55%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Fontbonne University paid a median of $11.2M in salaries, which represents 42.7% of their overall expenditure ($26.3M) and a 7.55% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.13M
Instructional Salaries
59
Number of Employees

In 2022, Fontbonne University paid a total of $4.13M to 59 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
23 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
29 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Fontbonne University were Assistant professor with 23 employees, Professor with 13 employees, and Associate professor with 13 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fontbonne University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 29 employees, Management with 27 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 18 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Fontbonne University was Female Assistant professor with 19 employees, Female Associate professor with 11 employees, and Female Professor with 9 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Fontbonne University.

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