Saint Josephs College

Saint Josephs College

Saint Joseph College Rensselaer is a private, co-educational, Roman Catholic liberal arts institution located in Indiana. SJC was established by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood in 1889. The campus is spread across an area of 180 acres. Students are offered pre-professional programs and associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees in several areas of study, including economics, arts, education, nursing, history, foreign languages and physical education.

SJC participates in the Great Lakes Valley Conference and is also a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The school sponsors volleyball, tennis, soccer, golf and basketball teams, all of which are nicknamed the Pumas.

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Contacting Saint Josephs College

Saint Josephs College
US Highway 231
Rensselaer , IN 47978
General Phone: (219) 866-6000

Saint Josephs College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine44registered nursing
Business and Management38business, accounting, international business
Education and Teaching23elementary school teaching, teacher ed, art education, physical education teaching
Science22biology, biochemistry, chemistry
Liberal Arts17German language, Spanish language, English, creative writing, international studies, economics, international relations, political science, sociology, ...
Religion and Philosophy9philosophy, philosophy and religious studies, religious music, pastoral counseling
Fine Arts7fine arts
Media7communication studies, mass communication
Therapy and Counseling7psychology
Mathematics7mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Security and Law Enforcement6criminal justice and safety
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy5health and physical education
Family and Social Work5social work
Music4music history and theory, music management
Computer Science and Engineering1computer and info science
Drama and Performing Arts1directing
Medical Support and Technology0clinical lab tech

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree19438
Associate's degree12
Award of less than 1 academic year12
Master's degree71

Saint Josephs College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Saint Josephs College had a total enrollment of 1,070 students (1,144 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 55%
Women 45%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
(Foreign Students) 100%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 39%
20-21 35%
22-24 11%
25-29 5%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%

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

(International Students)1%
Puerto Rico1%

Saint Josephs College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 68 %
Part-Time 100 %

Saint Josephs College Room and Board (2007)

Saint Josephs College offers campus housing for 861 of its 1,144 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

Saint Josephs College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal420520
SAT Math420540
ACT Verbal1824
ACT Math1724
ACT Composite1824

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT57%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT43%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 23,180
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 23,180
Room and board $ 7,170
Room charge $ 3,430
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,740
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 1,200

Financial Aid:
Saint Josephs College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 183300)

Saint Josephs College Faculty

Saint Josephs College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track77
Non-tenured and not on tenure track11

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*0*

*: 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 year8$63,4772*
Associate professoracademic year12$54,05611$53,053
Assistant professoracademic year9$48,12210$45,692
All faculty totalacademic year29$54,81323$50,676

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

Saint Josephs College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Independent Mid-South Region
Basketball Great Lakes Valley Conference
Baseball Great Lakes Valley Conference
Track Great Lakes Valley Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports286593

Saint Josephs College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Directing and Theatrical Production

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Elementary Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Management and Merchandising

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

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Religion And Philosophy
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Religious/Sacred Music

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
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checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
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