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Avila University Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Avila University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Avila University Ranked?

2023 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.

Avila University was awarded 60 badges in the 2023 rankings.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Avila as #1,228 out of 2,241 colleges and universities in the country on its 2023 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Avila held the #1,691 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Avila is also ranked #28 out of 48 schools in Missouri.

See all of the rankings for Avila University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Avila?

Acceptance Rate

Avila University has an acceptance rate of 42%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Avila.

Average Test Scores

Avila received ACT scores from 79% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for Avila University  ( 18 to 23 )

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Avila University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Avila it is much better at 12 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

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 Avila University is 33%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  33 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Avila University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Avila University is 69%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  69 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Avila have a four-year graduation rate of 34%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  34 out of 100

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

Avila University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,058 undergraduates at Avila with 915 being full-time and 143 being part-time.

How Much Does Avila University Cost?

The overall average net price of Avila is $19,057. 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 Avila

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,642 $17,089 $18,222 $21,157 $22,907

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 Avila, 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 Avila, approximately 75% of students took out student loans averaging $7,318 a year. That adds up to $29,272 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Avila is 5.1%. 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 Avila Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Avila make about $48,029 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Avila students since it is 13% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Avila University make the most money.

Location of Avila University

Avila University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Kansas City, Missouri. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Contact details for Avila are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 11901 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64145-1698
Phone: 816-942-8400

Avila University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 44 majors graduated from Avila University. Of these students, 268 received undergraduate degrees and 125 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 39 $56,390
General Psychology 27 $29,972
Computer Information Systems 24 NA
Allied Health Professions 20 $47,134
General Business/Commerce 18 $43,195
Teacher Education Grade Specific 17 $33,823
Health & Physical Education 17 $19,820
General Biology 15 NA
Social Work 14 NA
Criminology 13 NA

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

Online Learning at Avila

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, 1,224 students took at least one online class at Avila University. This is an increase from the 407 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,224 311
2018-2019 407 109
2017-2018 415 128
2016-2017 330 110
2015-2016 330 109

Learn more about online learning at Avila 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.