Saint Joseph College

Saint Joseph College

Saint Joseph College was established by the Sisters of Mercy in 1932. This Roman Catholic institute is an undergraduate college for women with a coeducational graduate degree program. The sprawling 84-acre campus of the college is located in West Hartford, Connecticut.

The students of Saint Joseph College can opt for undergraduate and graduate programs of study in the fields of accounting, art history, computer science, family studies, education, English, foreign languages, history, information technology, and international studies, among others. The academic divisions of the college include:

  • The Graduate School
  • The Women's College

The athletics department of Saint Joseph College fields teams in volleyball, softball, tennis, soccer, cross country, basketball, and lacrosse. The teams, nicknamed the Blue Jays, are members of the Eastern College Athletic Conference, the NCAA Division III, and the Great Northeast Athletic Conference. The basketball, volleyball, tennis, and softball teams have won a number of national championships.

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Saint Joseph College
1678 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford , CT 06117-2764
General Phone: (860) 232-4571

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Saint Joseph College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching139education, urban education, special ed, special education, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, education courses
Nursing and Emergency Medicine60registered nursing
Therapy and Counseling49psychology, counseling psychology, marriage and family therapy
Family and Social Work42family and consumer science, food and nutrition, child development, social work, social work courses
Liberal Arts40American studies, area studies, women's studies, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies, sociology, social studies, ...
Science33biology, biomedical sciences, biochemistry, biological and physical sciences, chemistry
Business and Management30business management, accounting, managerial economics, management science
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy, religion
Fine Arts3art history and criticism
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0nutrition sciences

Number of programs and degrees for Saint Joseph College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree18627
Master's degree21516
Postbaccalaureate certificate15
Award of less than 1 academic year02
Post-master's certificate02

Saint Joseph College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Saint Joseph College had a total enrollment of 1,773 students (1,300 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Women 100%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 51%
Graduate 49%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 68%
Black 9%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 13%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 15%
20-21 15%
22-24 15%
25-29 15%
30-34 9%
35-39 7%
40-49 12%
50-64 6%
65+ 0%

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

New York7%
New Jersey2%
New Hampshire1%

Saint Joseph College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 79 %

Saint Joseph College Room and Board (2007)

Saint Joseph College offers campus housing for 394 of its 1,300 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of West Hartford, Connecticut for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Connecticut Colleges).

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

Saint Joseph College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal440530
SAT Math420510

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT96%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Saint Joseph College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 25,940
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 25,940
Room and board $ 11,980
Room charge $ 5,474
Board (meal plan) charge $ 6,506
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,620

Financial Aid:
Saint Joseph College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 140900)

Saint Joseph College Faculty

Saint Joseph College 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
Associate professorcalendar year1*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*2*

*: 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$84,54511$85,926
Associate professoracademic year9$67,25721$69,910
Assistant professoracademic year6$58,24519$55,187
Instructoracademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year21$69,62152$67,493

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

Saint Joseph College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Great Northeast Athletic Conference
Track Great Northeast Athletic Conference

Saint Joseph College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Management Science, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Education, General
Education, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Special Education and Teaching, Other
Urban Education and Leadership

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Social Work
Social Work, Other

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Area Studies, Other
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General


Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Nutrition Sciences

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Saint Joseph College Apart:

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% of degrees in education and teaching
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checked Career counseling
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