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 2014 estimates

9,025 total in all programs

  • 4,850 traditional undergraduates
    • 2,245 in College of Arts and Sciences
    • 2,605 in Erivan K. Haub School of Business
  • 65 visiting and non-matriculated undergraduates
  • 590 College of Professional and Liberal Studies and Haub Degree Completion students
  • 3,520 graduate students
    • 2,420 in arts and sciences programs
    • 1,100 in business programs


114 acres in western Philadelphia and Montgomery County; 82 buildings


Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library

  • Approximately 353,500 volumes
  • 67,400 full-text electronic journals
  • 7,900 e-books
  • 860,000 microforms
  • 4,000 audio-visual materials


  • Total of 20 varsity sports (10 men; 10 women), NCAA Division I, Atlantic 10, Big 5
  • Over 30 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 $541 per credit
Graduate Programs $732-974 per credit depending upon the program of study


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

Total Employees

1,030 full-time and 420 part-time faculty, administrators and staff

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


62,500 Proud Hawks

Operating Budget

$223.6 million (FY15)


$209.3 million (as of 5/31/2014)