Facts & Figures

Mission Statement

As Philadelphia’s Jesuit Catholic University, Saint Joseph’s provides a rigorous, student-centered education rooted in the liberal arts. We prepare students for personal excellence, professional success, and engaged citizenship. Striving to be an inclusive and diverse community that educates and cares for the whole person, we encourage and model lifelong commitment to thinking critically, making ethical decisions, pursuing social justice, and finding God in all things.


Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University advances the professional and personal ambitions of men and women by providing a demanding, yet supportive, educational experience. Saint Joseph’s has two principal academic colleges – the College of Arts and Sciences and the Erivan K. Haub School of Business. In total, Saint Joseph’s University offers over 55 undergraduate day majors and 50 minors and over 30 degree completion and certificate programs including online options. Graduate programs (in business or arts and sciences) include over 40 areas of study with many programs offering both campus-based and online delivery options. Special programs include Study Abroad, Honors program, Cooperative Education Program, Summer Scholars, Service-Learning, and Faith-Justice Studies.


Saint Joseph’s University is approved by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Education and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.


FALL 2015

8,629 total in all programs

  • 4,805 traditional undergraduates
    • 2,198 in College of Arts and Sciences
    • 2,607 in Erivan K. Haub School of Business
  • 96 visiting and non-matriculated undergraduates
  • 494 Professional and Liberal Studies and Haub Degree Completion students
  • 3,234 graduate and doctoral students
    • 2,184 in arts and sciences programs
    • 1,050 in business programs


114 acres in western Philadelphia and Montgomery County; 82 buildings


Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library

  • Approximately 260,000 volumes
  • 79,725 full-text electronic journals
  • 5,525 e-books
  • 860,581 microforms
  • 2,576 audio-visual materials


  • Total of 20 varsity sports (10 men; 10 women), NCAA Division I, Atlantic 10, Big 5
  • Over 30 club, intramural, and recreational activities
  • Nickname/Mascot = The Hawks

Tuition (2015-16)

Undergraduate (full-time day/annually) $42,000 for all programs
Professional and Liberal Studies/Haub Degree Completion $557 per credit
Graduate Programs $732-974 per credit depending upon the program of study


301 full-time faculty; 98% of tenure-track faculty hold terminal degrees

Total Employees

1,024 full-time and 409 part-time faculty, administrators and staff

16 members of the Society of Jesus serve as faculty or administrators


64,400 Proud Hawks

Operating Budget

$224 million (FY15)


$216 million