Desales University

Center Valley, PA   |  WWW.DESALES.EDU

Mission

DESALES UNIVERSITY IS A MEDIUM-SIZED, PRIVATE, FOUR-YEAR CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY WITH A SALESIAN MISSION ADMINISTERED BY THE OBLATES OF ST. FRANCIS DE SALES. STUDENTS AT DESALES UNIVERSITY ARE EXPOSED TO CATHOLIC TEACHINGS BUT ARE ALSO AFFORDED THE LUXURY OF EXPLORING IN AN ATMOSPHERE OF INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM. IT IS THE MISSION OF DESALES UNIVERSITY TO PROVIDE MEN AND WOMEN WITH QUALITY HIGHER EDUCATION ACCORDING TO THE PHILOSOPHY OF CHRISTIAN HUMANISM AS DEVELOPED BY SAINT FRANCIS DE SALES AND HIS SPIRITUAL HEIRS. THE UNIVERSITY IMPARTS KNOWLEDGE AND DEVELOPS TALENTS FOR PERSONAL, FAMILIAL, AND SOCIETAL LIVING. DESALES UNIVERSITY ENRICHES THE HUMAN COMMUNITY AND ENHANCES THE DIGNITY OF THE INDIVIDUAL THROUGH ITS EDUCATIONAL ENDEAVORS. IN ITS WORK, THE UNIVERSITY FOSTERS A VITAL AND RESPECTFUL DIALOGUE BETWEEN ROMAN CATHOLIC FAITH AND HUMAN CULTURE.

Ruling year info

1946

Principal Officer

ROBERT J SNYDER

Main address

2755 Station Ave

Center Valley, PA 18034 United States

EIN

23-1653718

NTEE code info

University or Technological (B43)

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DESALES UNIVERSITY IS A MEDIUM-SIZED, PRIVATE, FOUR-YEAR CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY WITH A SALESIAN MISSION ADMINISTERED BY THE OBLATES OF ST. FRANCIS DE SALES. STUDENTS AT DESALES ARE EXPOSED TO CATHOLIC TEACHINGS BUT ARE ALSO AFFORDED THE LUXURY OF EXPLORING IN AN ATMOSPHERE OF INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM. IT IS THE MISSION OF DESALES UNIVERSITY TO PROVIDE MEN AND WOMEN WITH QUALITY HIGHER EDUCATION ACCORDING TO THE PHILOSOPHY OF CHRISTIAN HUMANISM AS DEVELOPED BY SAINT FRANCIS DE SALES AND HIS SPIRITUAL HEIRS. THE UNIVERSITY IMPARTS KNOWLEDGE AND DEVELOPS TALENTS FOR, PERSONAL, FAMILIAL, AND SOCIETAL LIVING. DESALES UNIVERSITY ENRICHES THE HUMAN COMMUNITY AND ENHANCES THE DIGNITY OF THE INDIVIDUAL THROUGH ITS EDUCATIONAL ENDEAVORS. IN ITS WORK, THE UNIVERSITY FOSTERS A VITAL AND RESPECTFUL DIALOGUE BETWEEN ROMAN CATHOLIC FAITH AND HUMAN CULTURE. THE DESALES MAIN CAMPUS IS LOCATED IN CENTER VALLEY, PA ON 550 ACRES APPROXIMATELY 50 MILES NORTH OF PHILADELPHIA, PA AND 90 MILES SOUTHWEST OF NEW YORK CITY. THE UNIVERSITY OFFERS TRADITIONAL, ONLINE, AND HYBRID COURSES AND PROGRAMS AT THE UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE LEVELS. DESALES UNIVERSITY IS ACCREDITED BY THE MIDDLE STATES COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION (MSCHE). SEVERAL PROGRAM-SPECIFIC ACCREDITATIONS ARE ALSO HELD BY THE UNIVERSITY INCLUDING THE ACCREDITATION REVIEW COMMISSION ON EDUCATION FOR THE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT (ARC-PA), COMMISSION ON COLLEGIATE NURSING EDUCATION (CCNE), THE COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION IN PHYSICAL THERAPY EDUCATION (CAPTE), THE ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGIATE BUSINESS SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS (ACBSP), AND CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER BOARD REGISTERED PROGRAMS. DESALES HAS ALSO BEEN APPROVED BY THE PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (PDE) TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR STATE AUTHORIZATION RECIPROCITY AGREEMENTS (NC-SARA) FOR POSTSECONDARY DISTANCE EDUCATION.THE UNIVERSITY OFFERS OVER 40 BACHELOR'S DEGREES, 8 MASTER'S DEGREES, AND 2 DOCTORAL DEGREES IN A WIDE RANGE OF DISCIPLINES. OVER 30 UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS ARE ALSO OFFERED. OVER 40 DEGREE AND CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS ARE OFFERED VIA DISTANCE EDUCATION WITH 25% OF STUDENTS ENROLLED EXCLUSIVELY IN DISTANCE EDUCATION AND ANOTHER 39% ENROLLED IN AT LEAST ONE DISTANCE COURSE.AS OF OFFICIAL CENSUS IN FALL 2020, DESALES UNIVERSITY ENROLLED A TOTAL OF 3,302, WITH 2,398 UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS AND 904 GRADUATE STUDENTS. THE STUDENT-FACULTY RATIO AT DESALES UNIVERSITY IS 12:1, AND THE SCHOOL HAS 63% OF ITS CLASSES WITH FEWER THAN 20 STUDENTS. THE FRESHMAN RETENTION RATE, AN INDICATOR OF STUDENT SATISFACTION, IS 82%. WITHIN SIX YEARS, 65% OF FULL-TIME, FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS GRADUATE WITH A BACHELOR'S DEGREE. THE MOST POPULAR UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS AT DESALES UNIVERSITY INCLUDE NURSING, MEDICAL STUDIES, BIOLOGY, THEATRE, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE. MORE THAN 95% OF UNDERGRADUATE, FULL-TIME TRADITIONAL STUDENTS RECEIVE SOME FORM OF FINANCIAL AID.

Expenses
$108,057,676
Revenue
$104,382,137

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