Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, CT

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 6,699
Graduate Enrollment: 3,024
Doctoral/Professional Universities
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic

Campus Details

Suburb: Large (outside principal city, in urbanized area with population of 250,000 or more)
Four-year, medium, highly residential // full-time, selective, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 66.12%

Male/Female: 34% / 66% (2017)

First generation college students: 22.9% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 2.7% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.7% (2002)

Test scores for admission: Neither required or recommended
2011 Median Admit SAT: 943


2005 Median Admit ACT: 22


Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 77.6% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 69.1% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 62.5% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 54.7% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 75.2%
Black: 4.1%
Hispanic: 12.5%
Asian: 1.8%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
2+ races: 2.5%
Non-resident alien: 1.2%
Unknown race: 2.8%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $63,194
In-State tuition: $45,230
Out-of-State tuition: $45,230

Estimated books and supplies: $1,200 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $16,868 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $2,650 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $10,462 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $2,650 (2022)

Average Family Income: $132,239 (2017)
Median Family Income: $106,612 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 16.5%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 57.8%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $25,000 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $265 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $35,846
$30k-48k $38,263
$48k-75k $41,854
$75k-110k $44,916
$110k+ $45,646

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 69%
6-year graduation rate: 73%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 96.0% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $25,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $6,250 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $19,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $19,500 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 79.3% (2015)
@3 year 82.0% (2017)
@5 year 88.5% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 58.5% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 66.6% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $55,042 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $66,106 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 24 $26,908 $278 $61,953 ($5,163) $72,115 ($6,010)
Master's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 36
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Health/Medical Preparatory Programs. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Administration and Supervision. 75 $355 $86,801 ($7,233) $88,008 ($7,334)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 14
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 4
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 28 $27,000 $286 $49,152 ($4,096)
Associate's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 1
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 20 $27,000 $286 $48,388 ($4,032)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 46 $23,250 $246 $33,957 ($2,830) $52,614 ($4,385)
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 2
Bachelor's Degree Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences. 3
Master's Degree Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences. 16 $34,612 ($2,884)
Bachelor's Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 1
Bachelor's Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 5
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 12
Master's Degree Applied Mathematics. 19
Bachelor's Degree Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General. 1 $26,831 $284
Bachelor's Degree International/Global Studies. 8
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 8
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 3
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 10
Master's Degree Chemistry. 17
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 116 $26,000 $276 $32,291 ($2,691) $52,667 ($4,389)
Master's Degree Psychology, Other. 49 $389 $55,353 ($4,613) $61,275 ($5,106)
Master's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 26 $1,803 $128,125 ($10,677)
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 81 $27,000 $286 $59,525 ($4,960) $77,390 ($6,449)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 39 $233 $73,633 ($6,136) $93,859 ($7,822)
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 114 $27,000 $271 $55,203 ($4,600) $74,953 ($6,246)
Master's Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 38 $393 $65,255 ($5,438)
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 139 $26,434 $265 $44,356 ($3,696) $64,103 ($5,342)
Bachelor's Degree History. 17
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 54 $27,000 $286 $31,007 ($2,584) $53,931 ($4,494)
Master's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 50 $36,511 ($3,043)
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 16 $26,950 $286 $47,179 ($3,932)
Master's Degree Social Work. 20 $466 $49,627 ($4,136)
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 19 $23,250 $221 $46,656 ($3,888) $84,096 ($7,008)
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 11 $20,750 $220
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 15
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 6
Master's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 13
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 13 $42,529 ($3,544)
Master's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 38 $705 $59,457 ($4,955) $75,564 ($6,297)
Associate's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 12 $19,625 $196 $57,035 ($4,753) $57,618 ($4,802)
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 222 $26,000 $260 $30,890 ($2,574) $70,947 ($5,912)
Master's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 49 $483 $70,056 ($5,838) $76,229 ($6,352)
First Professional Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 59 $700 $73,135 ($6,095) $81,247 ($6,771)
Master's Degree Medical Illustration and Informatics. 34
Associate's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 95 $31,400 $218 $75,111 ($6,259) $75,659 ($6,305)
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 206 $27,000 $286 $83,125 ($6,927) $87,679 ($7,307)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 218 $369 $103,484 ($8,624) $105,141 ($8,762)
First Professional Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 8
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 128 $25,000 $265 $45,263 ($3,772) $60,131 ($5,011)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 96 $358 $78,373 ($6,531) $97,602 ($8,134)
First Professional Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 4
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 74 $26,399 $265 $28,468 ($2,372) $61,393 ($5,116)
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 27 $404 $30,372 ($2,531) $56,438 ($4,703)
Master's Degree Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 3
Master's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 44 $51,972 ($4,331) $56,837 ($4,736)
Bachelor's Degree Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other. 5
Master's Degree Computer Software and Media Applications. 24
Master's Degree Education, General. 201 $48,327 ($4,027) $57,021 ($4,752)
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 8


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $87,327
Full time faculty: 33%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 14.0

School's endowment start of year: $189,836,570 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $245,516,767 (2022)