Suffolk University

Boston, MA

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 4,187
Graduate Enrollment: 2,420
Doctoral/Professional Universities
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Large City (>250k)
Four-year, medium, primarily residential // full-time, selective, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 88.03%

Male/Female: 40% / 60% (2017)

First generation college students: 29.7% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 1.6% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.5% (2013)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,188
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1080 - 1280

2022 Median Admit ACT: 26
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 23 - 29

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 89.9% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 81.7% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 73.4% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 64.0% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 50.0%
Black: 6.2%
Hispanic: 14.7%
Asian: 7.6%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.2%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
2+ races: 3.3%
Non-resident alien: 14.8%
Unknown race: 3.2%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $57,831
In-State tuition: $41,648
Out-of-State tuition: $41,648

Estimated books and supplies: $1,200 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $18,496 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $2,450 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $20,279 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $2,450 (2022)

Average Family Income: $88,680 (2017)
Median Family Income: $62,281 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 26.1%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 55.9%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $26,889 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $285 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $22,545
$30k-48k $23,498
$48k-75k $25,995
$75k-110k $27,657
$110k+ $33,158

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 47%
6-year graduation rate: 60%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 94.6% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $26,889 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $8,750 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $21,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $23,000 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 72.4% (2015)
@3 year 78.1% (2017)
@5 year 80.8% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 58.7% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 61.2% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $45,060 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $59,065 (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 Communication and Media Studies. 14 $38,683 ($3,224) $58,987 ($4,916)
Bachelor's Degree Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. 1
Bachelor's Degree Engineering, Other. 14
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 9
Master's Degree Interior Architecture. 20
Bachelor's Degree Area Studies. 1
Graduate/Professional Certificate Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature/Letters, Other. 21 $23,250 $264 $31,351 ($2,613) $43,006 ($3,584)
Master's Degree International Relations and National Security Studies. 13
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 80 $27,000 $276 $41,874 ($3,490) $56,644 ($4,720)
Master's Degree Political Science and Government. 3
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 55 $27,000 $286 $37,861 ($3,155) $52,264 ($4,355)
Master's Degree Sociology. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Design and Applied Arts. 1
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 40 $27,000 $286 $40,941 ($3,412) $58,843 ($4,904)
Master's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 11
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 16 $27,000 $286
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 5 $51,158 ($4,263)
Master's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 41 $468 $72,690 ($6,058) $91,473 ($7,623)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 3
Master's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 13 $466 $46,803 ($3,900)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 1
Master's Degree Public Health. 2
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 108 $27,000 $285 $45,205 ($3,767) $60,982 ($5,082)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 101 $484 $87,577 ($7,298) $103,326 ($8,611)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 52 $27,000 $286 $42,200 ($3,517) $45,359 ($3,780)
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 7
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 5
Bachelor's Degree Applied Mathematics. 4
Bachelor's Degree Science, Technology and Society. 1
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 24 $24,485 $246 $27,583 ($2,299)
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 14
Master's Degree Philosophy. 7
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 5
Bachelor's Degree Physical Sciences, Other. 1
Master's Degree International Business. 6
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 64 $27,000 $286 $35,296 ($2,941) $49,164 ($4,097)
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 8
Doctoral Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 6
Graduate/Professional Certificate Psychology, Other. 1
Master's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 14
Master's Degree Public Administration. 54 $466 $68,486 ($5,707) $73,659 ($6,138)
Bachelor's Degree Social Sciences, General. 2
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 27 $58,245 ($4,854)
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 84 $27,000 $286 $50,280 ($4,190) $67,173 ($5,598)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 81 $461 $67,819 ($5,652) $91,583 ($7,632)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Accounting and Related Services. 8
Bachelor's Degree Business/Managerial Economics. 10
Master's Degree Business/Managerial Economics. 15 $135,910 ($11,326) $116,543 ($9,712)
Bachelor's Degree Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 76 $27,000 $286 $43,303 ($3,609) $45,283 ($3,774)
Master's Degree Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 2
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 154 $27,000 $286 $52,742 ($4,395) $77,638 ($6,470)
Master's Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 2
Bachelor's Degree International Business. 1
Bachelor's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 4
Master's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 88 $429 $69,038 ($5,753)
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 155 $27,000 $286 $42,363 ($3,530) $65,958 ($5,497)
Master's Degree Marketing. 16 $58,878 ($4,907)
Master's Degree Taxation. 24 $233 $69,959 ($5,830) $103,865 ($8,655)
Bachelor's Degree History. 16 $47,944 ($3,995)
Bachelor's Degree Journalism. 29 $27,000 $218 $28,313 ($2,359)
Bachelor's Degree Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 12
Bachelor's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 87 $27,000 $276 $41,395 ($3,450) $56,527 ($4,711)
Master's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 7
Bachelor's Degree Information Science/Studies. 53 $27,000 $275 $53,033 ($4,419) $79,156 ($6,596)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 18 $27,000 $286
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 17 $53,308 ($4,442) $56,711 ($4,726)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 18
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate). 2
Bachelor's Degree Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate). 45 $27,000 $286 $47,157 ($3,930) $39,071 ($3,256)
Master's Degree Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate). 27
First Professional Degree Law. 312
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Legal Support Services. 14
Bachelor's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 1


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $107,145
Full time faculty: 60%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 13.0

School's endowment start of year: $246,207,460 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $305,695,389 (2022)