Saint Francis University is a private, Catholic liberal arts university located in Loretto, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1847 by six Franciscan friars from Ireland who established a boy’s academy in Loretto planting the seeds of what later would become Saint Francis University. Soon the school was allowed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to grant degrees, thereby making it one of the first Catholic coeducational colleges in the U.S.

The college went through an extensive expansion program after World War II and today has over 2,200 students enrolled in various degree programs mentored by 105 fulltime faculty members. Degrees offered by the university include Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Health Science, Master of Human Resource Management, Master of Medical Science, Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Physician Assistant Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science. The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1 with the average class size no more than 22 students.

For 2009-2010, cost of tuition and fees for fulltime undergraduate students is US$12,252 and for part-time undergraduates, US$765 per credit hour. Cost of tuition for graduate degree programs is US$765 per credit hour for Human Resource Management/Industrial Relations, MBA, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Physician Assistant, Master of Medical Science, and Master of Health Science; US$535 per credit hour for Master of Education; US$514 per credit hour for Master of Health Science and Community College Master of Medical Science; and US$118 per credit hour for Master of Medical Science – Primary Care Core. Financial aid is extended in the form of loans, grants and scholarships for qualified students.

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