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Franciscan University of Steubenville Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Franciscan University of Steubenville? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Franciscan U offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. 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 Franciscan University of Steubenville Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Franciscan University of Steubenville was awarded 30 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is theology and religious vocations.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Franciscan U is ranked #288 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Franciscan U held the #421 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Franciscan U also holds the #12 spot on the Best Colleges in Ohio ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Franciscan U?

Acceptance Rate

Franciscan University of Steubenville has an acceptance rate of 83%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 60% of students accepted to Franciscan U submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 670. Math scores were between 520 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Franciscan University of Steubenville  ( 560 to 670 )

SAT Math Scores for Franciscan University of Steubenville  ( 520 to 630 )
Franciscan U received ACT scores from 55% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 23 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for Franciscan University of Steubenville  ( 23 to 28 )

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Franciscan University of Steubenville Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Franciscan University of Steubenville is about average at 14 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

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Franciscan University of Steubenville is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Franciscan University of Steubenville

Freshmen Retention Rate

Franciscan University of Steubenville has a freshmen retention rate of 87%. 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  87 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Franciscan U for first-time, full-time students is 70%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  70 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Franciscan U

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,200 undergraduates at Franciscan U with 2,011 being full-time and 189 being part-time.

Franciscan U Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Franciscan U is 84.57 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  84.57 out of 100
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How Much Does Franciscan University of Steubenville Cost?

The overall average net price of Franciscan U is $23,964. 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 Franciscan U

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$17,288 $19,615 $19,706 $22,508 $27,477

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 Franciscan U, 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 Franciscan U, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $8,270 a year. That adds up to $33,080 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Franciscan U is 3.2%. 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 Franciscan U Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Franciscan U make about $37,700 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is about 5% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Franciscan University of Steubenville make the most money.

Location of Franciscan University of Steubenville

Franciscan University of Steubenville is a private not-for-profit institution located in Steubenville, Ohio. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Location of Franciscan University of Steubenville

Contact details for Franciscan U are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1235 University Blvd, Steubenville, OH 43952-1763
Phone: 740-283-3771

Franciscan University of Steubenville Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 38 majors graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Of these students, 547 received undergraduate degrees and 185 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
Theological & Ministerial Studies 91 $31,400
Nursing 50 $56,100
Teacher Education Grade Specific 44 $31,100
Religious Education 40 $34,200
General Psychology 32 NA
Communication & Media Studies 26 $31,800
Mathematics 24 NA
General English Literature 22 NA
General Biology 20 NA
Philosophy 19 NA

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

Online Learning at Franciscan U

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 2017-2018, 1,111 students took at least one online class at Franciscan University of Steubenville. This is an increase from the 810 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,111 666
2016-2017 810 559
2015-2016 462 317
2014-2015 348 228
2013-2014 275 133

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