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Stetson University Overview

Stetson University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in DeLand, Florida. The location of Stetson is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is Stetson University Known For?

799 Undergraduate Awards
$34,116 Avg Cost After Aid
68% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Stetson 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 doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Stetson.
  • In 2017-2018, 69% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Stetson bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $43,200 a year. That's about 6% more than their peers at other schools.
  • It takes the average Stetson student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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Stetson University Rankings

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 Stetson.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#31 Most Popular Law Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Most Popular Legal Professions Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#59 Best Health & Physical Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#67 Most Popular Religious Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#118 Most Popular Music Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

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

Rank Ranking Name Source
#19 Highest Paid Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Graduates College Factual
#21 Highest Paid Health & Physical Education Graduates College Factual
#54 Highest Paid Education Graduates College Factual
#109 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#121 Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual
#128 Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual

Where Is Stetson University?

Location of Stetson University

Contact details for Stetson are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 421 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand, FL 32723
Phone: 386-822-7000
Website: www.stetson.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stetsonU
Twitter: https://twitter.com/stetsonu

How Do I Get Into Stetson?

You can apply to Stetson online at: www.stetson.edu/administration/admissions/apply/

Admission Requirements for Stetson

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

How Hard Is It To Get Into Stetson?

68% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
With an acceptance rate of 68%, Stetson does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 66%, and the acceptance rate for women is 69%.

Can I Afford Stetson University?

$34,116 Net Price
61% Take Out Loans
2.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Stetson is $34,116. 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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Stetson, approximately 61% of students took out student loans averaging $8,226 a year. That adds up to $32,904 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Stetson is 2.6%. 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.

Stetson University Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,133 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,183 undergraduate students at Stetson, with 3,133 being full-time and 50 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Stetson

There are also 1,246 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,133 full-time undergraduates at Stetson, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Stetson

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Stetson Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 66
Black or African American 257
Hispanic or Latino 573
White 1,793
International Students 223
Other Races/Ethnicities 221

Geographic Diversity

Florida students aren't the only ones who study at Stetson University. At this time, 33 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 71 countries are represented at Stetson. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Canada, and Venezuela.

Online Learning at Stetson University

131 Took All Classes Online
210 Took At Least One Class Online
16.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 4 master’s degree programs available online at Stetson. In 2017-2018, 210 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 61st most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Stetson

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Stetson University was 16.2%. This is the #1,025 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Stetson regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 6%
Business Administration & Management 19%
Business, Management & Marketing 24%
General Psychology 21%
Legal Professions 8%
Psychology 21%

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

Major Growth Rate Rank
Legal Research #6
Legal Professions #39
Accounting #81
Business Administration & Management #303
Business, Management & Marketing #383

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%.

Stetson University Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Law 0 0 247 247
Business Administration & Management 65 60 0 125
Finance & Financial Management 72 0 0 72
General Psychology 71 0 0 71
Accounting 33 17 0 50
Health Sciences & Services 48 0 0 48
Educational Administration 0 46 0 46
Political Science & Government 44 0 0 44
Marketing 38 0 0 38
Music 33 0 0 33
Communication & Media Studies 31 0 0 31
General Biology 28 0 0 28
Mental & Social Health Services 0 27 0 27
Legal Research 0 27 0 27
General Visual & Performing Arts 22 0 0 22
General English Literature 21 0 0 21
Health & Physical Education 20 0 0 20
History 19 0 0 19
Natural Resources Conservation 19 0 0 19
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 17 0 0 17
General Sales & Marketing 15 0 0 15
Teacher Education Subject Specific 14 0 0 14
Business/Managerial Economics 13 0 0 13
Teacher Education Grade Specific 12 0 0 12
International Business 11 0 0 11
Writing Studies 0 11 0 11
Religious Studies 11 0 0 11
Management Information Systems 10 0 0 10
Economics 10 0 0 10
General Social Sciences 10 0 0 10
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 9 0 0 9
Entrepreneurial Studies 9 0 0 9
Drama & Theater Arts 9 0 0 9
Computer Science 8 0 0 8
Area Studies 8 0 0 8
Philosophy 8 0 0 8
Physics 8 0 0 8
Sociology 8 0 0 8
International Relations & National Security 7 0 0 7
Fine & Studio Arts 7 0 0 7
Mathematics 6 0 0 6
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 5 0 0 5
Chemistry 5 0 0 5
Applied Mathematics 4 0 0 4
Computer Information Systems 3 0 0 3
General Education 2 0 0 2
Germanic Languages 2 0 0 2
Romance Languages 2 0 0 2
Geography & Cartography 2 0 0 2
Student Counseling 0 1 0 1
TOTAL 799 189 247 1,235

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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