Fontbonne University

Fontbonne University

Fontbonne University is located in Saint Louis, Missouri, United States. It was founded in the year 1923 and named after Mother St. John Fontbonne, who is known for the re-establishment of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph (CSJ) in 1808. The university offers degree programs in various areas of study including business administration, elementary education, fine arts, accounting, and human services. Online programs are also available for outstation students.

The men's sports teams of the university compete in basketball, baseball, track and field, cross country, lacrosse, golf, soccer, tennis and volleyball. The women's teams also participate in a wide variety of sports such as bowling, basketball, field hockey, lacrosse, track and field, golf, softball, soccer, tennis and volleyball.

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Fontbonne University
6800 Wydown Blvd
Saint Louis , MO 63105-3098
General Phone: (314) 862-3456

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Fontbonne Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management428business management, accounting, organizational behavior, human resources management, taxation, sales, merchandising and sales, business and related services
Education and Teaching174education, special ed, education of hearing impaired, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, early childhood education, family/home economics teaching, computer teaching, drama and dance teaching ...
Medical Support and Technology42speech pathology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy38sports and fitness management, dietitian
Liberal Arts33Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, history
Media19communication studies, advertising
Art Studies17art studies
Construction Trades15apparel and textiles
Family and Social Work12human services
Therapy and Counseling11psychology
Fine Arts8fine arts
Drama and Performing Arts6drama
Science6biology, biotechnology
Computer Science and Engineering2computer and info science
Religion and Philosophy0religion

Number of programs and degrees for Fontbonne in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree46830
Master's degree34412
Postbaccalaureate certificate02
Award of less than 1 academic year03

Fontbonne Student Body

In 2007-2008, Fontbonne had a total enrollment of 2,969 students (2,553 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 40%
Women 60%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 67%
Graduate 33%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 59%
Black 33%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 11%
20-21 12%
22-24 14%
25-29 19%
30-34 13%
35-39 11%
40-49 14%
50-64 6%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)3%

Fontbonne Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 58 %
Part-Time 67 %

Fontbonne Room and Board (2007)

Fontbonne offers campus housing for 280 of its 2,553 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of St. Louis, Missouri for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Missouri Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Fontbonne Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1925
ACT Math1723
ACT Composite1924

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT90%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Fontbonne Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 19,320
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 19,320
Room and board $ 7,240
Room charge $ 4,152
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,088
Books and supplies $ 650
Other expenses $ 2,342

Financial Aid:
Fontbonne participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 246400)

Fontbonne Faculty

Fontbonne has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*2*
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*3$43,991
All faculty totalcalendar year1*6$63,716

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year6$64,51210$73,141
Associate professoracademic year9$58,00711$54,382
Assistant professoracademic year4$46,19614$49,194
Instructoracademic year5$44,67116$37,742
All faculty totalacademic year24$54,88651$51,416

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Fontbonne Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Track St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Fontbonne Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
General Merchandising/Sales/Related Marketing Operations, Other
Human Resources Management and Services, Other
Organizational Behavior Studies
Selling Skills and Sales Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textiles, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Computer Teacher Education
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education/Teaching Individuals - Hearing Impairments
Elementary Education and Teaching
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Pre-Law Studies

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Fontbonne Apart:

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% of degrees in education and teaching
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% of degrees in fine arts
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Top 19%Fontbonne % of degrees in fine arts

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checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
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checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
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checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
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