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Salve Regina University Overview

Salve Regina University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Newport, Rhode Island. The suburban atmosphere of Newport makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

What Is Salve Regina University Known For?

558 Undergraduate Awards
$40,350 Avg Cost After Aid
72% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Salve Regina is 3%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The highest award offered at Salve Regina is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 93% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Salve Regina bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $53,500 a year. That's about 31% more than their peers at other schools.
  • It takes the average Salve Regina student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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Salve Regina University Rankings

According to our 2021 analysis, Salve Regina is ranked #388 out of 2,320 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Salve Regina has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#160 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Salve Regina.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#7 Best Value Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Value Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Value Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Value Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Value Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#56 Best Value Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#60 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Salve Regina has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#55 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice & Corrections College Factual
#65 Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting College Factual
#71 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search

Where Is Salve Regina University?

Location of Salve Regina University

Contact details for Salve Regina are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 100 Ochre Point Avenue, Newport, RI 02840-4192
Phone: 401-847-6650
Website: www.salve.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SalveReginaUniversity
Twitter: http://twitter.com/SalveRegina

How Do I Get Into Salve Regina?

You can apply to Salve Regina online at: www.salve.edu/undergraduate-admission/apply

Admission Requirements for Salve Regina

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Salve Regina?

72% Acceptance Rate
71% Of Accepted Are Women
With an acceptance rate of 72%, Salve Regina may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 29% of accepted students are men and 71% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 72%, and the acceptance rate for women is 72%.

Can I Afford Salve Regina University?

$40,350 Net Price
91% Take Out Loans
2.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Salve Regina is $40,350. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Salve Regina, approximately 91% of students took out student loans averaging $9,580 a year. That adds up to $38,320 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Salve Regina is 2.8%. 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.

Salve Regina University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,091 Full-Time Undergraduates
65% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,167 undergraduate students at Salve Regina, with 2,091 being full-time and 76 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Salve Regina

There are also 604 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,091 full-time undergraduates at Salve Regina, 35% are male and 65% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Salve Regina

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Salve Regina University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Salve Regina Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 25
Black or African American 30
Hispanic or Latino 146
White 1,712
International Students 47
Other Races/Ethnicities 131

Geographic Diversity

Rhode Island students aren't the only ones who study at Salve Regina University. At this time, 19 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 29 countries are represented at Salve Regina. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Japan, and El Salvador.

Online Learning at Salve Regina University

216 Took All Classes Online
566 Took At Least One Class Online
29.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 6 master’s degree programs available online at Salve Regina. In 2017-2018, 566 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Salve Regina has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 3rd most popular in Rhode Island for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Salve Regina

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Salve Regina University was 29.1%. This is the #718 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Salve Regina regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Salve Regina majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 1%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 20%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 20%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 5%
Liberal Arts General Studies 5%
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 43%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Salve Regina 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 Salve Regina.

Major Growth Rate Rank
International Relations & National Security #4
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods #10
Human Resource Management #26
Social Sciences #32
Health & Medical Administrative Services #74
Criminal Justice & Corrections #85
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #86
Liberal Arts General Studies #86
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #93
Business Administration & Management #196
Health Professions #212
Business, Management & Marketing #245

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%.

Salve Regina University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Criminal Justice & Corrections 45 58 47 0 150
Business Administration & Management 54 1 93 0 148
Nursing 89 0 5 2 96
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 30 27 0 57
Teacher Education Grade Specific 47 0 0 0 47
Health & Medical Administrative Services 9 5 30 0 44
General Biology 39 0 0 0 39
Marketing 34 0 0 0 34
General Psychology 34 0 0 0 34
Finance & Financial Management 25 0 0 0 25
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 7 17 0 24
Liberal Arts General Studies 3 4 1 12 20
International Relations & National Security 0 1 18 0 19
Accounting 17 0 0 0 17
General English Literature 15 0 0 0 15
Social Work 15 0 0 0 15
Special Education 14 0 0 0 14
History 14 0 0 0 14
Communication & Media Studies 13 0 0 0 13
Educational Administration 0 12 0 0 12
Fine & Studio Arts 10 0 0 0 10
Political Science & Government 9 0 0 0 9
Philosophy 8 0 0 0 8
Economics 8 0 0 0 8
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 5 2 0 7
International Studies 7 0 0 0 7
Sociology 7 0 0 0 7
Romance Languages 6 0 0 0 6
Mathematics 6 0 0 0 6
Historic Preservation 6 0 0 0 6
Chemistry 6 0 0 0 6
Other Psychology 0 0 6 0 6
Natural Resources Conservation 5 0 0 0 5
Drama & Theater Arts 5 0 0 0 5
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 3 0 0 3
Religious Studies 3 0 0 0 3
Music 3 0 0 0 3
Area Studies 2 0 0 0 2
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 0 0
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0
Other Communication Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0 0
Homeland Security 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 558 126 246 14 944

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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