Franciscan University of Steubenville

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School Overview

Academically Excellent. Passionately Catholic.

Franciscan University of Steubenville is a four-year, private non-profit, Christian university. It is located in Steubenville, Ohio on 249 rolling acres. Franciscan offers over 50 associate, bachelor’s, and master’s level degree programs to over 2,700 students each year. Franciscan University has over 60 clubs and organizations and an intramural sports program that its students can choose to participate in.

Franciscan University has multiple charisms that guide as expectations for all members of the Franciscan University family. These are:

  • Ongoing conversion
  • Upholding the dignity of the human person
  • Family
  • Dynamic orthodoxy
  • Evangelization
  • Hospitality
  • Joy

…to educate, to evangelize, and to send forth joyful disciples to restore all things in Christ.
Franciscan University of Steubenville

Franciscan University of Steubenville Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (740) 283-3771
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
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Address: 1235 University Blvd, Steubenville, OH 43952-1763
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 3,039
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 78%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,719 (57% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $28,880
Out-of-state Tuition: $28,880
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $12,086

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Franciscan University of Steubenville Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 251
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2
Education 12
Engineering 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 4
Health Professions and Related Programs 121
History 1
Legal Professions and Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 111
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 4
Theology and Religious Vocations 132
Visual and Performing Arts 1
Grand total 18338

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Franciscan University of Steubenville and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $28,880
Out-of-state $28,880
Books and supplies $1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $12,888
Out-of-state $12,888

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 561 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 561 100% $12,086
Student loan aid 444 79% $7,587

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,089 93% $11,629
Federal student loans 1,365 61% $6,329

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Franciscan University of Steubenville. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Franciscan University of Steubenville students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,982 721 1,261
Percent admitted 100% 79% 75%
Percent admitted who enrolled 25% 29% 22%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Franciscan University of Steubenville Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 3,039
Undergraduate enrollment 2,242
Graduate enrollment 797

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Franciscan University of Steubenville Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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