Sacred Heart University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$46,310
3% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$45,280
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.972%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
65.7%
13,316 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
10,721
80.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
72.9%
964 Graduates

About

Sacred Heart University is a higher education institution located in null. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Sacred Heart University were Registered Nursing (190 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (148 degrees), and Other Research & Experimental Psychology (134 degrees).

In 2022, 2,886 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Sacred Heart University. 70.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 29.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,050 degrees), 6.21 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (330 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Sacred Heart University is $46,310, which is $22,314 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Sacred Heart University is $46,310, which is $22,314 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 $45,280.

In 2022, 92% of undergraduate students attending Sacred Heart University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 57% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$46,310
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Sacred Heart University was $46,310. The cost of tuition at Sacred Heart University is $22,314 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$45,280
2022 Value
3.13%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Sacred Heart University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $45,280. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Sacred Heart University grew by 3.13%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,665
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Sacred Heart University was of $13,665 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.39% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

92%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
57%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Sacred Heart University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 92% 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.
0.972%
2019 Default Rate
21
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Sacred Heart University was 0.972%, which represents 21 out of the 2161 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Sacred Heart University received 13,316 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 5.16% annual growth. Out of those 13,316 applicants, 8,750 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 65.7% acceptance rate.

There were 10,721 students enrolled at Sacred Heart University in 2022.

Sacred Heart University has an overall enrollment yield of 20.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

65.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
8,750
Accepted Out of 13,316

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Sacred Heart University was 65.7% (8,750 admissions from 13,316 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 66.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 5.16%, while admissions grew by 4.5%..

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Enrollment

Sacred Heart University had a total enrollment of 10,721 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Sacred Heart University is 8,673 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,048. This means that 80.9% of students enrolled at Sacred Heart University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Sacred Heart University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.7% White, 10.3% Hispanic or Latino, 4.12% Black or African American, 2.08% Two or More Races, 1.86% Asian, 0.0466% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.028% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Sacred Heart University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (53.2%), followed by White Male (24.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.74%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.6%), followed by White Male (8.72%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.59%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Sacred Heart University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,721 students. The full-time enrollment at Sacred Heart University is 8,673 and the part-time enrollment is 2,048. This means that 80.9% of students enrolled at Sacred Heart University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%
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 Sacred Heart University was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Sacred Heart University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    6,932 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,104 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    442 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Sacred Heart University is 64.7% White, 10.3% Hispanic or Latino, 4.12% Black or African American, 2.08% Two or More Races, 1.86% Asian, 0.0466% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.028% 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.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,202 more women than men received degrees from Sacred Heart University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Sacred Heart University is white (2,050 degrees awarded). There were 6.21 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (330 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Sacred Heart University is Registered Nursing (190 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (148 degrees) and Other Research & Experimental Psychology (134 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Sacred Heart University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (183 degrees awarded), Biology (216 degrees), and Health (874 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Sacred Heart University are Registered nurses (1,600,752 people), Accountants & auditors (1,079,023 people), Other managers (919,787 people), Physicians (552,186 people), and Financial managers (526,815 people).

The most specialized majors at Sacred Heart University in 2022 are Public Administration and Social Service (183 degrees awarded), Biology (216 degrees), Health (874 degrees), Business (661 degrees), and Psychology (159 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 Sacred Heart University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Sacred Heart University are Public Administration and Social Service (183 degrees awarded), Biology (216 degrees), Health (874 degrees), Business (661 degrees), and Psychology (159 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Sacred Heart University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,414,185 people), Elementary & secondary schools (1,193,852 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (870,626 people), Computer Systems Design (622,548 people), and Outpatient care centers (596,024 people).

The most specialized majors at Sacred Heart University are Public Administration and Social Service (183 degrees awarded), Biology (216 degrees), Health (874 degrees), Business (661 degrees), and Psychology (159 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 Sacred Heart University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 190 degrees awarded
  2. 148 degrees awarded
  3. 134 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Sacred Heart University was Registered Nursing with 190 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

842
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,044
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 842 degrees were awarded to men at Sacred Heart University, which is 0.412 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,044).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 122 degrees were awarded to men at Sacred Heart University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.23 times more than the 99 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 317 degrees were awarded to men at Sacred Heart University in Registered Nursing, which is 13.8 times more than the 23 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

67%
100% Completion Time
73%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 67% of students graduating from Sacred Heart University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 73% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 73% 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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Sacred Heart University is Female and Asian (80% 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, 1.76% of graduates (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,050 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    330 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    140 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Sacred Heart University is white (2,050 degrees awarded). There were 6.21 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (330 degrees).

4.95% of degree recipients (143 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,452 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    598 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    256 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Sacred Heart University is white female (1,452 degrees awarded). There were 2.43 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (598 degrees).

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Operations

Sacred Heart University has an endowment valued at nearly $238M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−7.59%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Sacred Heart University had a total salary expenditure of 284M. Sacred Heart University employs 153 Assistant professors, 93 Associate professors and 53 Professors. Most academics at Sacred Heart University are Female Assistant professor (108), Female Associate professor (54), and Male Assistant professor (45).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sacred Heart University are: Management, with 159 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 149 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 85 employees.

Endowment

$238M
2022 Endowment
2.87%
decline from 2021

Sacred Heart University has an endowment valued at about $238M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Sacred Heart University declined 2.87% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $192M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$98.9M
2022 Salaries
7.64%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Sacred Heart University paid a median of $98.9M in salaries, which represents 34.9% of their overall expenditure ($284M) and a 7.64% 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

$34.4M
Instructional Salaries
352
Number of Employees

In 2022, Sacred Heart University paid a total of $34.4M to 352 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.8% 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
153 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
159 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Sacred Heart University were Assistant professor with 153 employees, Associate professor with 93 employees, and Professor with 53 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sacred Heart University were Management with 159 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 149 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 85 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Sacred Heart University was Female Assistant professor with 108 employees, Female Associate professor with 54 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 45 employees.

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