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Mount St. Joseph University Data & Information Overview

25 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
60% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Mount St. Joseph University Ranked?

#1,168 Best Colleges in Nation
#44 Best Colleges in OH
Registered Nursing Highest Ranked Major

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.

Mount St. Joseph University was awarded 25 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is registered nursing.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2023 analysis, Mount St. Joe is ranked #1,168 out of 2,241 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Mount St. Joe held the #1,236 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Mount St. Joe is also ranked #44 out of 96 schools in Ohio.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Mount St. Joe?

60% Acceptance Rate
41% Of Accepted Are Women
18% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Mount St. Joseph University 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 18% of students accepted to Mount St. Joe submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 580. Math scores were between 480 and 560.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Mount St. Joseph University  ( 470 to 580 )

SAT Math Scores for Mount St. Joseph University  ( 480 to 560 )
Mount St. Joe received ACT scores from 92% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for Mount St. Joseph University  ( 20 to 24 )

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Mount St. Joseph University Faculty

11 to 1 Student to Faculty
95% Full Time Teachers

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 Mount St. Joe it is much better at 11 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 Mount St. Joseph University is 95%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  95 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Mount St. Joseph University

74% Freshmen Retention
40% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

Mount St. Joseph University has a freshmen retention rate of 74%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  74 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Mount St. Joe for first-time, full-time students is 40%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  40 out of 100

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Mount St. Joseph University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,002 Full-Time Undergraduates
18.7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
53.9% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,473 undergraduates at Mount St. Joe with 1,002 being full-time and 471 being part-time.

How Much Does Mount St. Joseph University Cost?

$18,475 Net Price
83% Take Out Loans
$31,060 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Mount St. Joe is $18,475. 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 Mount St. Joe

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$14,261 $13,972 $17,613 $19,960 $21,815

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 Mount St. Joe, 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 Mount St. Joe, approximately 83% of students took out student loans averaging $7,765 a year. That adds up to $31,060 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Mount St. Joe is 4.6%. 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 Mount St. Joe Graduates Make?

$48,956 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Mount St. Joe with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $48,956 in their early years. This is good news for future Mount St. Joe graduates since it is 15% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Mount St. Joseph University make the most money.

Location of Mount St. Joseph University

Ohio State
1,002 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, Mount St. Joseph University is a private not-for-profit institution. Cincinnati is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Contact details for Mount St. Joe are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5701 Delhi Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45233-1670
Phone: 513-244-4200

Mount St. Joseph University Majors

42 Majors With Completions
265 Undergraduate Degrees
234 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 42 majors graduated from Mount St. Joseph University. Of these students, 265 received undergraduate degrees and 234 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 50 $59,240
Teacher Education Grade Specific 26 NA
General Biology 20 NA
Business Administration & Management 18 $42,559
Natural Sciences 14 NA
Criminology 12 $35,483
Liberal Arts General Studies 12 NA
Marketing 11 NA
Health & Physical Education 11 $30,905
Social Work 9 NA

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

Online Learning at Mount St. Joe

33% Take At Least One Class Online
5% Take All Classes Online

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, 663 students took at least one online class at Mount St. Joseph University. This is an increase from the 432 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 663 92
2018-2019 432 111
2017-2018 438 131
2016-2017 401 155
2015-2016 310 142

Learn more about online learning at Mount St. Joseph 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.


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