DeSales University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$41,100
4.05% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$29,104
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.02%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
77.2%
3,662 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,991
77.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
67.7%
356 Graduates

About

DeSales University is a higher education institution located in Lehigh County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at DeSales University were Registered Nursing (110 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (54 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (39 degrees).

In 2022, 964 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at DeSales University. 64.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (719 degrees), 8.66 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (83 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at DeSales University is $41,100, which is $17,104 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at DeSales University is $41,100, which is $17,104 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 $29,104.

In 2022, 87% of undergraduate students attending DeSales University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 64% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$41,100
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at DeSales University was $41,100. The cost of tuition at DeSales University is $17,104 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$29,104
2022 Value
4.07%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 DeSales University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,104. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of DeSales University grew by 4.07%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,438
Room and Board
$1,468
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at DeSales University was of $12,438 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.5% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,468. The cost of books and supplies increased by 118% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

87%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
64%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

87% of undergraduate students at DeSales University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 3.57% with respect to 2021, when 84% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.02%
2019 Default Rate
8
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at DeSales University was 1.02%, which represents 8 out of the 781 total borrowers.

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Admissions

DeSales University received 3,662 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 3.04% annual growth. Out of those 3,662 applicants, 2,826 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 77.2% acceptance rate.

There were 2,991 students enrolled at DeSales University in 2022. 31% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

DeSales University has an overall enrollment yield of 18%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

77.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,826
Accepted Out of 3,662

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of DeSales University was 77.2% (2,826 admissions from 3,662 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 78.2%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 3.04%, while admissions grew by 1.65%..

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SAT Scores

31%
Submission Percentage (2022)
157
Scores Submitted (2022)

31% of enrolled first-time students at DeSales University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

DeSales University had a total enrollment of 2,991 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at DeSales University is 2,307 students and the part-time enrollment is 684. This means that 77.1% of students enrolled at DeSales University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at DeSales University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.2% White, 11.5% Hispanic or Latino, 5.12% Black or African American, 4.58% Asian, 2.21% Two or More Races, 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0334% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at DeSales University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (47.1%), followed by White Male (26.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.42%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (56.9%), followed by White Male (18%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.67%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at DeSales University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,991 students. The full-time enrollment at DeSales University is 2,307 and the part-time enrollment is 684. This means that 77.1% of students enrolled at DeSales University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%
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 DeSales University was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), DeSales 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
    2,129 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    345 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    153 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at DeSales University is 71.2% White, 11.5% Hispanic or Latino, 5.12% Black or African American, 4.58% Asian, 2.21% Two or More Races, 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0334% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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, 149 students (4.98%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 274 more women than men received degrees from DeSales University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at DeSales University is white (719 degrees awarded). There were 8.66 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (83 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at DeSales University is Registered Nursing (110 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (54 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (39 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at DeSales University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (71 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (32 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (55 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 DeSales University are Registered nurses (1,514,416 people), Accountants & auditors (1,061,427 people), Other managers (855,887 people), Financial managers (516,668 people), and Chief executives & legislators (415,352 people).

The most specialized majors at DeSales University in 2022 are Protective Services (71 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (32 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (55 degrees), Health (341 degrees), and Business (241 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 DeSales University are Surgeons, Physicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Nurse anesthetists, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at DeSales University are Protective Services (71 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (32 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (55 degrees), Health (341 degrees), and Business (241 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 DeSales University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,902,305 people), Elementary & secondary schools (960,736 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (624,227 people), Computer Systems Design (609,915 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (528,292 people).

The most specialized majors at DeSales University are Protective Services (71 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (32 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (55 degrees), Health (341 degrees), and Business (241 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 DeSales University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 110 degrees awarded
  2. 54 degrees awarded
  3. 39 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at DeSales University was Registered Nursing with 110 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

345
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
619
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 345 degrees were awarded to men at DeSales University, which is 0.557 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (619).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 80 degrees were awarded to men at DeSales University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.18 times more than the 68 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 98 degrees were awarded to men at DeSales University in Registered Nursing, which is 8.17 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

56%
100% Completion Time
65%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 56% of students graduating from DeSales University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 65% 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.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (90%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at DeSales University is Male and Two or More Races (90% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    719 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    83 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    40 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at DeSales University is white (719 degrees awarded). There were 8.66 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (83 degrees).

6.33% of degree recipients (61 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    447 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    272 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    58 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at DeSales University is white female (447 degrees awarded). There were 1.64 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (272 degrees).

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Operations

DeSales University has an endowment valued at nearly $86.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−15.3%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, DeSales University had a total salary expenditure of 86.7M. DeSales University employs 61 Assistant professors, 52 Associate professors and 13 Professors. Most academics at DeSales University are Female Assistant professor (38), Male Associate professor (27), and Female Associate professor (25).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at DeSales University are: Management, with 49 employees, Service, with 49 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 46 employees.

Endowment

$86.5M
2022 Endowment
12.2%
decline from 2021

DeSales University has an endowment valued at about $86.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of DeSales University declined 12.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $39.9M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$32.2M
2022 Salaries
4.6%
growth from 2021

In 2022, DeSales University paid a median of $32.2M in salaries, which represents 37.1% of their overall expenditure ($86.7M) and a 4.6% 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

$11.6M
Instructional Salaries
135
Number of Employees

In 2022, DeSales University paid a total of $11.6M to 135 employees working as instructors, which represents 36% 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
61 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
49 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at DeSales University were Assistant professor with 61 employees, Associate professor with 52 employees, and Professor with 13 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at DeSales University were Management with 49 employees, Service with 49 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 46 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at DeSales University was Female Assistant professor with 38 employees, Male Associate professor with 27 employees, and Female Associate professor with 25 employees.

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

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