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Stetson University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Stetson University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Stetson University 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.

Stetson University was awarded 19 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Stetson is ranked #404 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Stetson held the #424 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Stetson is also ranked #12 out of 62 schools in Florida.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Stetson?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Stetson University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 68%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

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Stetson University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Stetson University, this ratio is 13 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

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 Stetson University is 69%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  69 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Stetson University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 78% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Stetson University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  78 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Stetson for first-time, full-time students is 57%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  57 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Stetson

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,065 undergraduates at Stetson with 3,028 being full-time and 37 being part-time.

Stetson 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.

With an overall score of 86.96 out of 100, Stetson is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  86.96 out of 100
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How Much Does Stetson University Cost?

The overall average net price of Stetson is $25,978. 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 Stetson

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$23,380 $25,264 $26,406 $26,781 $28,382

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 Stetson, 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 Stetson, approximately 61% of students took out student loans averaging $8,226 a year. That adds up to $32,904 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Stetson is 2.6%. 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 Stetson Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Stetson make around $43,200 per year during the early years of their employment. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Stetson University make the most money.

Location of Stetson University

Located in DeLand, Florida, Stetson University is a private not-for-profit institution. The city atmosphere of DeLand makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Location of Stetson University

Contact details for Stetson are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 421 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand, FL 32723
Phone: 386-822-7000

Stetson University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 50 majors graduated from Stetson University. Of these students, 799 received undergraduate degrees and 436 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
Finance & Financial Management 72 $44,200
General Psychology 71 $23,400
Business Administration & Management 65 $36,700
Health Sciences & Services 48 $21,900
Political Science & Government 44 NA
Marketing 38 $38,500
Music 33 NA
Accounting 33 NA
Communication & Media Studies 31 NA
General Biology 28 NA

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

Online Learning at Stetson

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, 210 students took at least one online class at Stetson University. This is an increase from the 137 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 210 131
2016-2017 137 92
2015-2016 172 88
2014-2015 3,304 96
2013-2014 222 76

Learn more about online learning at Stetson University.

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