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Saint Edward’s University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Saint Edward’s University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and 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 Saint Edward’s 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.

Saint Edward's University was awarded 90 badges in the 2023 rankings.

Overall Quality

St. Edward's University is ranked #1,017 out of 2,241 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2023 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when St. Edward's University held the #1,069 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

St. Edward's University is also ranked #47 out of 116 schools in Texas.

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Is It Hard to Get Into St. Edward’s University?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 91%, St. Edward's University has a fairly liberal admissions policy. However, don't just assume you'll get in! Put together a good application and make sure you include all requested documents and materials.

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Saint Edward’s University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, Saint Edward's University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

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 Saint Edward's University is 49%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  49 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Saint Edward’s 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 Saint Edward's University is 72%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  72 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at St. Edward's University for first-time, full-time students is 50%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  50 out of 100

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Saint Edward’s University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,014 undergraduates at St. Edward's University with 2,820 being full-time and 194 being part-time.

How Much Does Saint Edward’s University Cost?

The overall average net price of St. Edward's University is $26,110. 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 St. Edward’s University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$20,660 $20,290 $24,710 $30,733 $35,038

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 St. Edward's University, 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 St. Edward's University, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $9,360 a year. That adds up to $37,440 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at St. Edward's University is 4.8%. 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 St. Edward’s University Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from St. Edward's University make about $53,186 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future St. Edward's University graduates since it is 25% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Saint Edward’s University make the most money.

Location of Saint Edward’s University

Saint Edward's University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Austin, Texas. The location of St. Edward's University is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Contact details for St. Edward's University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3001 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-6489
Phone: 512-448-8400

Saint Edward’s University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 60 majors graduated from Saint Edward's University. Of these students, 852 received undergraduate degrees and 203 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
General Psychology 89 $25,987
Business Administration & Management 78 $43,283
Communication & Media Studies 55 $34,898
Marketing 47 $38,118
General Biology 43 $28,028
Finance & Financial Management 41 $49,585
Health & Physical Education 39 $34,273
Computer Science 31 $64,517
Design & Applied Arts 31 $28,787
International Business 30 $38,839

Learn more about the majors offered at Saint Edward's University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at St. Edward’s University

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, 3,589 students took at least one online class at Saint Edward's University. This is an increase from the 197 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 3,589 3,176
2018-2019 197 127
2017-2018 161 43
2016-2017 131 24
2015-2016 176 32

Learn more about online learning at Saint Edward’s 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.