St. Thomas Aquinas College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$35,500
2.9% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$21,745
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.45%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
88.6%
1,861 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,033
51.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
52.4%
133 Graduates

About

St. Thomas Aquinas College is a higher education institution located in Rockland County, NY. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at St. Thomas Aquinas College were General Psychology (33 degrees awarded), Elementary Education & Teaching (27 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (23 degrees).

In 2022, 365 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at St. Thomas Aquinas College. 55.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (213 degrees), 3.13 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (68 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at St. Thomas Aquinas College is $35,500, which is $11,504 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at St. Thomas Aquinas College is $35,500, which is $11,504 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 $21,745.

In 2022, 60% of undergraduate students attending St. Thomas Aquinas College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 28% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$35,500
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at St. Thomas Aquinas College was $35,500. The cost of tuition at St. Thomas Aquinas College is $11,504 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$21,745
2022 Value
17.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 St. Thomas Aquinas College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,745. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of St. Thomas Aquinas College grew by 17.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,750
Room and Board
$1,250
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at St. Thomas Aquinas College was of $10,750 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 6.44% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,250. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

60%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
28%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

60% of undergraduate students at St. Thomas Aquinas College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 11.8% with respect to 2021, when 68% 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.
2.45%
2019 Default Rate
8
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at St. Thomas Aquinas College was 2.45%, which represents 8 out of the 327 total borrowers.

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Admissions

St. Thomas Aquinas College received 1,861 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 31.3% annual growth. Out of those 1,861 applicants, 1,649 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 88.6% acceptance rate.

There were 2,033 students enrolled at St. Thomas Aquinas College in 2022. 8% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

St. Thomas Aquinas College has an overall enrollment yield of 14.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

88.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,649
Accepted Out of 1,861

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of St. Thomas Aquinas College was 88.6% (1,649 admissions from 1,861 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 89.2%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 31.3%, while admissions grew by 30.5%..

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SAT Scores

8%
Submission Percentage (2022)
19
Scores Submitted (2022)

8% of enrolled first-time students at St. Thomas Aquinas College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

St. Thomas Aquinas College had a total enrollment of 2,033 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at St. Thomas Aquinas College is 1,055 students and the part-time enrollment is 978. This means that 51.9% of students enrolled at St. Thomas Aquinas College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at St. Thomas Aquinas College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.4% White, 17.9% Hispanic or Latino, 11.7% Black or African American, 3.84% Asian, 2.75% Two or More Races, 0.295% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.246% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at St. Thomas Aquinas College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (26%), followed by White Male (25.1%) and Black or African American Male (10.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (48.7%), followed by White Male (26.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.58%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

51.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at St. Thomas Aquinas College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,033 students. The full-time enrollment at St. Thomas Aquinas College is 1,055 and the part-time enrollment is 978. This means that 51.9% of students enrolled at St. Thomas Aquinas College are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
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 St. Thomas Aquinas College was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), St. Thomas Aquinas College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,146 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    364 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    238 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at St. Thomas Aquinas College is 56.4% White, 17.9% Hispanic or Latino, 11.7% Black or African American, 3.84% Asian, 2.75% Two or More Races, 0.295% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.246% 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, 57 students (2.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 37 more women than men received degrees from St. Thomas Aquinas College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at St. Thomas Aquinas College is white (213 degrees awarded). There were 3.13 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (68 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at St. Thomas Aquinas College is General Psychology (33 degrees awarded), followed by Elementary Education & Teaching (27 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (23 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at St. Thomas Aquinas College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (32 degrees awarded), Education (108 degrees), and Protective Services (27 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at St. Thomas Aquinas College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,712,282 people), Secondary school teachers (522,595 people), Education administrators (324,986 people), Other managers (262,975 people), and Special education teachers (213,348 people).

The most specialized majors at St. Thomas Aquinas College in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (32 degrees awarded), Education (108 degrees), Protective Services (27 degrees), Psychology (33 degrees), and History (5 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at St. Thomas Aquinas College are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at St. Thomas Aquinas College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (32 degrees awarded), Education (108 degrees), Protective Services (27 degrees), Psychology (33 degrees), and History (5 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 St. Thomas Aquinas College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,175,362 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (467,844 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (448,952 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (357,882 people), and Outpatient care centers (236,163 people).

The most specialized majors at St. Thomas Aquinas College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (32 degrees awarded), Education (108 degrees), Protective Services (27 degrees), Psychology (33 degrees), and History (5 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 St. Thomas Aquinas College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 33 degrees awarded
  2. 27 degrees awarded
  3. 23 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at St. Thomas Aquinas College was General Psychology with 33 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

164
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
201
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 164 degrees were awarded to men at St. Thomas Aquinas College, which is 0.816 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (201).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 23 degrees were awarded to men at St. Thomas Aquinas College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.64 times more than the 14 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 29 degrees were awarded to men at St. Thomas Aquinas College in General Special Education & Teaching, which is 14.5 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

50%
100% Completion Time
62%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 50% of students graduating from St. Thomas Aquinas College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 62% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 63% 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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at St. Thomas Aquinas College is Female and Asian (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, 3.01% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    213 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    68 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    33 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at St. Thomas Aquinas College is white (213 degrees awarded). There were 3.13 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (68 degrees).

3.84% of degree recipients (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    132 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    81 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at St. Thomas Aquinas College is white female (132 degrees awarded). There were 1.63 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (81 degrees).

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Operations

St. Thomas Aquinas College has an endowment valued at nearly $52.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−14.5%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, St. Thomas Aquinas College had a total salary expenditure of 39.8M. St. Thomas Aquinas College employs 19 Professors, 17 Assistant professors and 16 Associate professors. Most academics at St. Thomas Aquinas College are Female Professor (13), Female Assistant professor (13), and Male Associate professor (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at St. Thomas Aquinas College are: Management, with 66 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 16 employees, and Service with 9 employees.

Endowment

$52.5M
2022 Endowment
18.7%
decline from 2021

St. Thomas Aquinas College has an endowment valued at about $52.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of St. Thomas Aquinas College declined 18.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.88M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$17.3M
2022 Salaries
13.3%
growth from 2021

In 2022, St. Thomas Aquinas College paid a median of $17.3M in salaries, which represents 43.4% of their overall expenditure ($39.8M) and a 13.3% 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

$4.47M
Instructional Salaries
54
Number of Employees

In 2022, St. Thomas Aquinas College paid a total of $4.47M to 54 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.9% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
19 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
66 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at St. Thomas Aquinas College were Professor with 19 employees, Assistant professor with 17 employees, and Associate professor with 16 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at St. Thomas Aquinas College were Management with 66 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 16 employees, and Service with 9 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at St. Thomas Aquinas College was Female Professor with 13 employees, Female Assistant professor with 13 employees, and Male Associate professor with 8 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at St. Thomas Aquinas College.

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