Student Consumer Information


Student Consumer Information

The Student Consumer Information site is maintained by the Office of Institutional Research and Planning. Content is reviewed and updated quarterly.

Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information

USJ offers merit and need-based financial aid awards that include a combination of grants, loans and on-campus employment opportunities. For more information on types of aid and how to apply, visit our Financial Aid page. To discuss individual needs or concerns, contact the Office of Financial Aid.

The USJ Financial Aid Office provides additional Consumer Information for current and prospective students.

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Student Financial Assistance and Education Loans 

Student Financial Aid information

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Average Debt:

This measures the undergraduate class who graduated between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010 who started at USJ as first-time students and received a bachelor's degree between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010.

The average per-undergraduate-borrower cumulative principal borrowed through federal loan programs including Federal Perkins, Federal Stafford Subsidized and Federal Stafford Unsubsidized. This amount includes both Federal Direct Student Loans and Federal Family Education Loans: $26,001.

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General Institutional Information

Student Body Diversity (Fall 2016)

Cost of Attendance, Withdraw and Refund Information

Institutional and Program Accreditation, Approval and Licensure

Academic Policies and Textbook Information

Definition of a Credit Hour

At the University of Saint Joseph a credit hour is defined as the amount of class time including out of class work to meet the learning outcomes set forth. Generally, for each academic credit assigned to a course, students spend one hour per week in class and are required to spend two hours on out-of-class assignments per each hour of instruction spent in the classroom for a 15-week semester. For online courses or accelerated courses, students are required to spend the equal amount of total time per credit hour as spent in on-campus courses. However the mix of time spent in direct instruction and time spent on assignments and other work may vary. Laboratories, internships, and practicums vary by program in terms of the number of hours required, but in general it is two-three hours per week per credit.

No student is allowed credit for a course unless formally registered by the registrar, or registered as an auditor even though the student has taken all the quizzes and examinations and completed all the required work. (USJ Catalog 2015-2016)

Other Sources for University Information

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Teacher Preparation Program

The USJ Teacher Preparation Program Annual Report is provided upon written request. Requests may be submitted to:

Daniel Nussbaum, Ph.D.
Interim Dean of the School of Education
University of Saint Joseph
1678 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

The School of Education’s administrative offices are located in Mercy Hall on the USJ West Hartford campus.

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Health and Safety

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Student Outcomes

Retention Rate

Graduation Rate

Transfer-Out Rate

The IPEDS four-year average transfer-out rate for USJ is 0%. This is calculated by dividing the number of students who transferred (0) into the total number of undergraduate students in the 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Fall Cohorts (729).

Transfer-Out Rate for Students Receiving Athletically-Related Student Aid

The University of Saint Joseph does not provide athletically-related aid to its student-athletes, therefore this requirement is not applicable.

Job Placement Rates for Graduates

The Career Development Center assists both students and alumni with major and career exploration, resume preparation, interviewing skills and other career-related services. The office does not facilitate actual job placement; rather, services are provided that support students and alumni seeking employment.

Job Placement Rates for Graduates are not required to be reported by USJ; but only by those institutions who use job placement rates to recruit new students.

Class of 2011 Employment and Graduate School Plans

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Voter Registration Information

State of Connecticut Voter Registration Forms

State of Connecticut Absentee Ballot Application Forms