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Stonehill College is a small, private Catholic institution with over 2,400 undergraduate students. It is located thirty minutes or so south of Boston and boasts a rich academic tradition that is rooted in Catholicism but also secular sciences. Students can choose from 52 total undergraduate degree programs that include accounting, actuarial mathematics, computer engineering, data science, graphic design, journalism, and more. That is, Stonehill hosts a comprehensive array of bachelor's degree programs that launch brilliant careers with every graduation.
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Overview of Stonehill College
Life at Stonehill is more than academics and career preparation, however. Students enjoy rich social and cultural events, participate in fun recreational and athletic activities, and even find time to gain leadership skills in one of the campus clubs. Stonehill even has NCAA teams that compete in basketball, ice hockey, football, lacrosse, swimming, volleyball, and more. Students can also participate in club or intramural sports such as pickleball, rugby, or soccer, among others. The school offers extra-curricular activities for the non-athletic. There are clubs that focus on academic disciplines, cultural interests, performance, politics, and religion. Every student is sure to find enrichment and growth both inside and out of the classroom.
|School Type||Private not-for-profit|
|Campus Setting||Suburb: Large|
|Student Faculty Ratio||12:1|
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|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Rank||Considered But Not Required|
|High School Transcripts||Required|
|College Prep Courses||Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)||Required|
|Application Deadline||January 15|
|Common Application Accepted||Yes|
Tuition Cost & Financial Aid
Since Stonehill is a private college, its tuition rates are higher than Massachusetts' public colleges and universities. However, the administration seeks to limit costs for students and offer healthy financial aid packages. Nevertheless, the base price for tuition, books, supplies, and fees is around $45,000 for a full-time student. When room, board, and other personal expenses are tallied, the gross price for a year at Stonehill College is $64,000 for an on-campus student and $59,000 for those living off-campus. These prices come down once financial aid kicks in.
Indeed, the average net price (the average cost after financial aid is applied) for Stonehill is dramatically less due to the fact that 100% of all students receive grants and scholarship money. That aid averages $25,000 per student and then 69% of students also cover costs by taking out student loans. The average net price for Stonehill thus comes down to $35,000 for full-time, first-year students. Lower-income students find that their net price is only $22,000, or less than half of the gross cost. The highest-income students have a higher net price and pay around $38,000.
|Average net price||2018-2019|
|Average Total Aid||$24,951|
|Students Receiving Financial Aid||100%|
|Room & Board||$16,620|
- Tuition In-State - $44,420
- Tuition Out-of-State - $44,420
- Books and Supplies - $893
- Room & Board - $16,620
- Other - $1,607
Stonehill College students are attracted to the school for many reasons, but academics is chief among them. Many of them see SC as the perfect launchpad for a successful career and adult life. Stonehill's terrific educational statistics bear this out, as a large percent not only return for their second year on campus, but they also stay and graduate.
In fact, Stonehill reports a retention rate of 82%. This indicates that the vast majority of full-time, first-year students are impressed with the college's curriculum, instructors, and overall campus environment. They're learning lots and also having fun, which is a formula for a successful college experience. An even 82% also study hard and graduate with bachelor's degrees within six years.
This sort of cohesion among the student body not only reflects terrific academics but it means that students will have a consistent experience for four years. That is, it's likely that each student will retain their friends throughout their college career. There's likely to be loads of peer bonding given that the average class size is 11 students. Thus, Stonehill students have intimate and intensive academic experiences from their first year through to their final course.
Student Population Total
Student Population 2,556
Most Popular Programs & Majors
(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)
|All Business Majors||176 Total Graduates / 28%|
|Marketing/Marketing Management, General||51 Graduates|
|Finance, General||37 Graduates|
|Business Administration and Management, General||30 Graduates|
|All Social Sciences Majors||84 Total Graduates / 14%|
|Political Science and Government, General||21 Graduates|
|Economics, General||15 Graduates|
|All Psychology Majors||66 Total Graduates / 11%|
|Psychology, General||66 Graduates|
|All Biological & Biomedical Majors||56 Total Graduates / 9%|
|Biology/Biological Sciences, General||28 Graduates|
|Health Professions and Related Programs||45 Total Graduates / 7%|
|Health/Health Care Administration/Management||26 Graduates|
|Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General||19 Graduates|
|All Other Diplomas||31%|
Outcome & Salary
Once Stonehill College students have finished paying for a degree, and working hard for four years, they want to reap a healthy return on their educational investment. Given that their academic background is so strong, it's likely that they will surely have terrific careers no matter what their salary. However, they do earn good money. In fact, the top-earning graduates are from Stonehill's accounting department and they report median salaries of $60,000. At the lower end of Stonehill's top ten earners are those with bachelor's degrees in communications, who report median earnings of $37,000. For those who wish to expedite their advancement, Stonehill's academics provide a foundation that will serve them well in the master's degree program of their choosing.
|College Grads Early Career Salary||$57,000|
|College Grads Average Salary||$70,777|
|College Grads Mid Career Salary||$109,100|
|Return on Investment (ROI)|
|10 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$707,770|
|20 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$1,798,770|
|Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year||$141,636|
|10 Year Projected ROI||$566,134|
|20 Year Projected ROI||$1,657,134|
|No College Education Salary Comparison|
|National Average Salary||$38,792|
|10 Year Projected Income||$387,920|
|20 Year Projected Income||$775,840|
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