Stevenson University Overview
Stevenson University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Stevenson, Maryland. The rural area surrounding the school is great for students who prefer living in a country setting.
What Is Stevenson University Known For?
- The 4% student loan default rate at Stevenson is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Stevenson.
- For the 2019-2020 academic year, 31% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from Stevenson with a bachelor's degree make about $56,567 a year. That's 39% more than those who graduate from other schools.
- The average Stevenson student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.
Stevenson 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 Stevenson.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Stevenson has earned from around the web.
|#2||Best Value Colleges for Other Education||College Factual|
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|#17||Best Value Colleges for Information Science||College Factual|
|#38||Best Value Graduate Degree Colleges for Education||College Factual|
|#41||Best Teaching Schools||Teaching Degree Search|
|#47||Best Value Graduate Degree Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences||College Factual|
Where Is Stevenson University?
Contact details for Stevenson are given below.
|Address:||1525 Greenspring Valley Rd, Stevenson, MD 21153-0641|
How Do I Get Into Stevenson?
You can apply to Stevenson online at: www.stevenson.edu/admissions-aid/how-apply/
Admission Requirements for Stevenson
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||neither required nor recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||neither required nor recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Stevenson?
Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 87%, and the acceptance rate for women is 91%.
Can I Afford Stevenson University?
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 Stevenson, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $7,675 a year. That adds up to $30,700 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Stevenson is 4.4%. 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.
Stevenson University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 465 graduate students at the school.
Of the 2,680 full-time undergraduates at Stevenson, 38% are male and 62% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Stevenson University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||724|
|Hispanic or Latino||240|
Maryland students aren't the only ones who study at Stevenson University. At this time, 21 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 14 countries are represented at Stevenson. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Sweden, and Nepal.
Online Learning at Stevenson University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Stevenson has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 13th most popular in Maryland for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Stevenson
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Stevenson University was $37,868 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how Stevenson is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Legal Professions (Other)||#13||#13|
|Biological & Biomedical Sciences||#25||#22|
|Computer Systems Networking||#42||#42|
|Legal Support Services||#62||#62|
Online Growth Rankings of Stevenson
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Stevenson University was -0.8%. This is the #1,860 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Stevenson regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Stevenson majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Computer & Information Sciences||10%|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||5%|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||4%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Stevenson 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 Stevenson.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Legal Professions (Other)||#28|
|Communication & Media Studies||#221|
|Communication & Journalism||#338|
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%.
Stevenson 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.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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