St. Louis University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Private
Terms Semester
First year of program 2007-2008

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 20
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 75
Average online teaching experience N/A
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience N/A
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience N/A
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience N/A
Full-time faculty with doctorate 13
Part-time faculty with doctorate 15
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 1
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 13
School finances online instructor training Yes
Continuing online instruction education required N/A
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 7
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty N/A
Average class size 15
Maximum class size 25

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 8
Online courses 159
Five most popular majors
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 43%
Organizational Behavior Studies 30%
General Studies 18%
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 9%
N/A N/A
All majors
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Organizational Behavior Studies
Knowledge Management
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Health Professions and Related Programs
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies
Transportation and Materials Moving
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

Online courses at Saint Louis University are offered asynchronously for flexibility that is ideal for working adults. Students can access classes from anywhere and anytime that’s convenient. A face-to-face discussion section is also available. Both online and on-campus students receive the same, quality curicula for every program. In addition, SLU’s online programs are affordably priced for students looking to graduate with a diploma from internationally recognized Saint Louis University.

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Neutral
Students enroll as online students Other
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus-based students All

Delivery

Archived classes All
Classes can be received live None
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. N/A
Online chatrooms Yes
Web conferencing (webinars) Yes
Skype or other visual software Yes
New-student orientation Optional
Review and sign ethics statement No
Percentage of classes with lectures 76-99
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation N/A
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students Minority
Class participation graded Yes
Exams Yes
Same exams are administered only once No
Exams have random question order No
Each user has unique exam login Yes
Number of settings in which in-person exams are administered No proctored exams
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments No
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

Academic integrity is promoted using an awareness of what cheating and plagiarism mean and how it can be avoided. Some call this pedagogy, not policing. In every faculty development workshop, the School for Professional Studies touches upon Academic Integrity and shares resources of various formats.

List of Student Assessments Administered

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Yes
National Survey of Student Engagement results publicly available No

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 120
Credits that must be earned through school 30
One-year retention rates N/A
Limited time to complete degree No
Target time to earn final 25% of credits No target length
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Graduation rates N/A

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