St. Gregory's University Admissions

Costs, Financial Aid, Scholarships, Graduation Rates & More

Shawnee, Oklahoma
Shawnee, Oklahoma. Brad Holt / Flickr

Important Notice: University Closure

St. Gregory's University board of directors voted to close the school during the 2017-18 academic year. The main campus was sold to Hobby Lobby in 2018, and it is currently being leased to Oklahoma Baptist University.

Admissions Data (2016)

St. Gregory's University Description

Located in Shawnee, Oklahoma (with a branch campus in Tulsa), St. Gregory's University is the only Catholic University in the state. The school was founded as Sacred Heart College in 1877, and, after some name changes and relocations, it became St. Gregory's College. In 1997, it became a 4-year institution, and began offering graduate degrees in 2005. St. Gregory's offers a range of majors--from liberal arts to professional/medical fields. Popular choices include Business Administration, Psychology, and Theology. Outside of the classroom, students can enjoy a number of clubs and activities--honor societies, academic groups, and recreational intramurals (including Quidditch teams!) On the athletic front, the St. Gregory Cavaliers compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), within the Sooner Athletic Conference. Popular sports include baseball, basketball, soccer, and swimming. 

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 702 (636 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female
  • 72% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $21,300
  • Books: $945 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,578
  • Other Expenses: $4,339
  • Total Cost: $35,162

St. Gregory's University Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 72%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $14,144
    • Loans: $8,594

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Social Sciences, Psychology, Biomedical Sciences, Theology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 59%
  • Transfer Out Rate: - %
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 21%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 32%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Track and Field, Soccer, Swimming, Golf, Lacrosse, Cross Country, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Volleyball, Swimming, Soccer, Golf, Track and Field, Cross Country, Softball

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St. Gregory's University Mission Statement:

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"St. Gregory's is a Roman Catholic University, offering through the master's degree level a liberal arts education that has been cherished and handed down in the educational institutions of the Benedictine Order. We promote the education of the whole person in the context of a Christian community in which students are encouraged to develop a love of learning and to live lives of balance, generosity and integrity. As Oklahoma's only Catholic university, St. Gregory's reaches out to members of other faiths who value the distinctive benefits which it offers."

Data Source: National Center for Education Statistics

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