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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.

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.

General Information

School Type Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting Suburb: Large
Campus Housing Yes
Student Faculty Ratio 12:1
Graduation Rate 82%
Year Founded 1948

Student Enrollment

Total Students2,556


Undergraduate Student

Male 1,014
Female 1,521

Graduate Student

Male 8
Female 13

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Male 3,149
Female 3,812


Male 1,889
Female 3,503

Acceptance Rate68%

Male 60%
Female 74%

Enrollment 663

Male   93
Female  93
Application Fee $6
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Considered But Not Required
High School Transcripts Required
College Prep Courses Required
Recommendations 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
Net Price $35,409
Average Total Aid $24,951
Students Receiving Financial Aid 100%
Room & Board $16,620

Sticker Price

  • 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

Evening Classes : No
Online Learning : Yes

Most Popular Programs & Majors

(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)

All Business Majors 176 Total Graduates / 28%
Accounting 55 Graduates
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%
Criminology 40 Graduates
Political Science and Government, General 21 Graduates
Economics, General 15 Graduates
Sociology 8 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
Neuroscience 16 Graduates
Biochemistry 12 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.

Graduates Salary
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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