Peer Institutions

Helping your kids as they navigate the college search process can be challenging, especially when it comes to financing an education.

Part of the mission of St. Joseph's University is to remain an affordable option in higher education. We are proud to be one of the most affordable private schools on Long Island while maintaining strict academic standards.

Students typically spend $1,000 on books annually, but more options are available to keep these costs low by purchasing used textbooks, renting textbooks or renting eBooks. Students may also be able to return their books and be compensated if the editions are being used the following year.

The Eagle’s Nest cafeteria is a spot for students to enjoy their breaks with great food and great company. A declining balance meal card (similar to a debit card) is available for purchase and allows students to budget their food expenses while on campus.

The following chart outlines the tuition and fees of peer institutions, both on Long Island and in the area. Impressively, St. Joseph's University is significantly more affordable while continuing to provide a student-centered education that leads to career placement and graduate school acceptance.

Annual Tuition and Fees at Peer Institutions on Long Island

All figures are from institutional websites and are for the 2022-2023 school year.

Institution Tuition and Fees
Adelphi University $43,856
C.W. Post - Long Island University $40,718
Hofstra University $53,310
Molloy College $35,670
St. John's University $47,455
Average $44,202
St. Joseph's University $32,370

Annual Tuition and Fees at Area Peer Institutions

All figures are from institutional websites and are for the 2022-2023 school year.

Institution Tuition and Fees
Fordham University ** $54,730
Iona College $44,328
Marist College $44,360
Quinnipiac University $52,230
Pace University $48,940
Sacred Heart University $45,230
Average $48,303
St. Joseph's University $32,370

**2021/2022 academic year