Judson University Overview
Located in Elgin, Illinois, Judson University is a private not-for-profit institution. The city atmosphere of Elgin makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.
What Is Judson University Known For?
- Judson has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 9 to 1.
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Judson.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 28% of the faculty were full-time.
- A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Judson makes roughly $42,800 a year. This is 5% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
- The average Judson student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.
Judson University Rankings
Judson landed the #199 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,320 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 98 colleges in Illinois, it is ranked at #8.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Judson.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Judson has earned from around the web.
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|#89||Highest Paid Business Administration & Management Graduates||College Factual|
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Where Is Judson University?
Contact details for Judson are given below.
|Address:||1151 N State St, Elgin, IL 60123-1498|
How Do I Get Into Judson?
You can apply to Judson online at: www.judsonu.edu/apply/
Admission Requirements for Judson
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||considered but not required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Judson?
Approximately 52% of accepted students are men and 48% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 71%, and the acceptance rate for women is 71%.
Average Test Scores
About 28% of students accepted to Judson submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 435 and 590. Math scores were between 435 and 580.
Can I Afford Judson University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Judson, approximately 77% of students took out student loans averaging $7,760 a year. That adds up to $31,040 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Judson is 5.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Judson University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 187 graduate students at the school.
Of the 944 full-time undergraduates at Judson, 44% are male and 56% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Judson University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||135|
|Hispanic or Latino||210|
Illinois students aren't the only ones who study at Judson University. At this time, 20 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 29 countries are represented at Judson. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Brazil, and South Korea.
Online Learning at Judson University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Judson has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 43rd most popular in Illinois for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Judson
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Judson University was 73.7%. This is the #403 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Judson regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Judson majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||67%|
|Human Resource Management||50%|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||89%|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||89%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Judson ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Judson.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||#7|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#16|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||#40|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||#40|
|Business Administration & Management||#95|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#123|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Judson University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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