Sacred Heart University

Acceptance Rate 66 %
Tuition & Fees $44,350
Student Population 9,313
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $18,153
Graduation Rate 73 %

Academic Overview

Sacred Heart University Campus, Fairfield, CT
Sacred Heart University is a private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years institute located in Fairfield, Connecticut. It is a Master's College and University (larger programs) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - professional practice. The 2021 tuition & fees are $44,350 for undergraduate students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 9,313 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 66% and the graduation rate is 73% last year.
The salary after graduation from Sacred Heart University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $61,800. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2021 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2020-2021, tuition and fees of Sacred Heart University are $44,350. For graduate schools, its 2021 tuition and fees are $34,806 on average.
Sacred Heart University 2021 Tuition & Fees
[Chart] 2020-2021 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2021 key academic statistics at SHU. The acceptance rate of SHU is 66% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 21%. The average graduation rate is 73% and no students have transferred out from the school. The average received amount of financial aid is $18,153 and 91% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 9,313 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Sacred Heart University is 66 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Sacred Heart University is 73 %
Graduation Rate
Retention Rate for Sacred Heart University is 83 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Sacred Heart University is 9,313
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Sacred Heart University is 13 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
13 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $18,153 at Sacred Heart University.
Financial Aid Amount

Offered Degrees

SHU offers 102 major programs through online and on-site education where 6 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Less than one year certificate30
One but less than two years certificate20
Associate's Degree50
Bachelor's Degree371
Post Bachelor's Degree130
Master's Degree334
Post Master's Degree50
Doctor's degree - professional practice41

Special Learning Opportunities

Sacred Heart University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students. It also offers weekend/evening classes which is a program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
ROTCAir Force
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:2,930)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $4,810)

Veterans Benefits

Sacred Heart University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges