Stetson University

Stetson University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Stetson University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Stetson University was awarded 32 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is accounting.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Stetson is ranked #1,184 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Stetson is also ranked #44 out of 87 schools in Florida.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Stetson?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Stetson University is a competitive 68%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Learn more about Stetson University admissions.

Stetson University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, Stetson University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Stetson University is 67%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  67 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Stetson University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 77% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Stetson University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  77 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Stetson for first-time, full-time students is 57%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  57 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Stetson University.

Stetson University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,183 undergraduates at Stetson with 3,133 being full-time and 50 being part-time.

How Much Does Stetson University Cost?

The overall average net price of Stetson is $23,568. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Stetson

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$20,515 $21,385 $24,623 $24,958 $26,585

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Stetson, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Stetson, approximately 61% of students took out student loans averaging $8,226 a year. That adds up to $32,904 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Stetson is 4.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Stetson Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Stetson with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $43,200 in their early years. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Stetson University make the most money.

Location of Stetson University

Stetson University is a private not-for-profit institution located in DeLand, Florida. DeLand is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Contact details for Stetson are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 421 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand, FL 32723
Phone: 386-822-7000

Stetson University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 50 majors graduated from Stetson University. Of these students, 759 received undergraduate degrees and 435 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 83 $23,400
Finance & Financial Management 73 $44,200
Health Sciences & Services 58 $21,900
Business Administration & Management 45 $36,700
Music 42 NA
General Biology 30 NA
Marketing 29 $38,500
Communication & Media Studies 28 NA
Political Science & Government 27 NA
Accounting 27 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Stetson University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Stetson

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2018-2019, 261 students took at least one online class at Stetson University. This is an increase from the 210 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 261 182
2017-2018 210 131
2016-2017 137 92
2015-2016 172 88
2013-2014 222 76

Learn more about online learning at Stetson University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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