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University of St Francis Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how University of St Francis ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you’re interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is University of St Francis 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.

University of St Francis was awarded 226 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is superintendency and educational system administration.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked University of Saint Francis as #490 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when University of Saint Francis held the #635 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

University of Saint Francis also holds the #15 spot on the Best Colleges in Illinois ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into University of Saint Francis?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to University of St Francis you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 60%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 76% of students accepted to University of Saint Francis submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 590. Math scores were between 490 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of St Francis  ( 480 to 590 )

SAT Math Scores for University of St Francis  ( 490 to 590 )
University of Saint Francis received ACT scores from 21% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for University of St Francis  ( 21 to 26 )

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University of St Francis Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at University of St Francis is about average at 13 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

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 University of St Francis is 89%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  89 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of St Francis

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 81% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of St Francis 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  81 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At University of Saint Francis this rate is 38%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  38 out of 100

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University of St Francis Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,627 undergraduates at University of Saint Francis with 1,365 being full-time and 262 being part-time.

How Much Does University of St Francis Cost?

The overall average net price of University of Saint Francis is $17,538. 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 University of Saint Francis

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,847 $11,229 $14,220 $20,629 $20,643

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 University of Saint Francis, 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 University of Saint Francis, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $6,050 a year. That adds up to $24,200 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at University of Saint Francis is 3.3%. 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 University of Saint Francis Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from University of Saint Francis with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $53,100 in their early years. That's great news for University of Saint Francis students since it is 33% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of University of St Francis

University of St Francis is a private not-for-profit institution located in Joliet, Illinois. Joliet is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Contact details for University of Saint Francis are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 500 N Wilcox St, Joliet, IL 60435-6188
Phone: 815-740-3400

University of St Francis Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 40 majors graduated from University of St Francis. Of these students, 426 received undergraduate degrees and 537 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
Nursing 112 $64,931
Health & Medical Administrative Services 66 $62,260
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 22 $49,464
General Psychology 20 $25,194
Allied Health Professions 20 $61,020
Accounting 19 $50,439
Marketing 18 $46,478
Criminal Justice & Corrections 14 $33,637
Finance & Financial Management 13 NA
Social Work 11 NA

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

Online Learning at University of Saint Francis

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 2019-2020, 3,139 students took at least one online class at University of St Francis. This is an increase from the 2,375 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 3,139 1,858
2018-2019 2,375 1,561
2017-2018 2,483 1,718
2016-2017 2,323 1,598
2015-2016 2,277 1,562

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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.


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