Beacon College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$42,600
4.98% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$50,295
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
11.4%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
44.6%
473 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
427
97.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
60%
24 Graduates

About

Beacon College is a higher education institution located in Lake County, FL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Beacon College were General Business Administration & Management (18 degrees awarded), General Human Services (13 degrees), and General Computer & Information Sciences (9 degrees).

In 2020, 89 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Beacon College. 43.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 56.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (65 degrees), 5.91 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (11 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Beacon College is $42,600, which is $14,200 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Beacon College is $42,600, which is $14,200 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $50,295.

In 2020, 87% of undergraduate students attending Beacon College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 71% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$42,600
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Beacon College was $42,600. The cost of tuition at Beacon College is $14,200 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$50,295
2020 Value
10.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Beacon College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $50,295. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Beacon College grew by 10.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,946
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Beacon College was of $11,946 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 4.88% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

87%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
71%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

87% of undergraduate students at Beacon College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 521% with respect to 2019, when 14% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
11.4%
2018 Default Rate
5
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Beacon College was 11.4%, which represents 5 out of the 44 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Beacon College received 473 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 65.4% annual growth. Out of those 473 applicants, 211 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 44.6% acceptance rate.

There were 427 students enrolled at Beacon College in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Beacon College has an overall enrollment yield of 38.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

44.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
211
Accepted Out of 473

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Beacon College was 44.6% (211 admissions from 473 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 50.7%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 65.4%, while admissions grew by 45.5%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Beacon College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Beacon College has a total enrollment of 427 students. The full-time enrollment at Beacon College is 415 students and the part-time enrollment is 12. This means that 97.2% of students enrolled at Beacon College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Beacon College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.5% White, 17.3% Black or African American, 9.13% Hispanic or Latino, 5.15% Asian, 2.34% Two or More Races, 1.64% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.468% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Beacon College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (39.3%), followed by White Female (23.6%) and Black or African American Male (12.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Beacon College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 427 students. The full-time enrollment at Beacon College is 415 and the part-time enrollment is 12. This means that 97.2% of students enrolled at Beacon College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Beacon College was 89%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Beacon College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    271
  2. Black or African American
    74
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    39

The enrolled student population at Beacon College is 63.5% White, 17.3% Black or African American, 9.13% Hispanic or Latino, 5.15% Asian, 2.34% Two or More Races, 1.64% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.468% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0 students (0%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 11 fewer women than men received degrees from Beacon College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Beacon College is white (65 degrees awarded). There were 5.91 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (11 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Beacon College is General Business Administration & Management (18 degrees awarded), followed by General Human Services (13 degrees) and General Computer & Information Sciences (9 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Beacon College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (17 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (21 degrees), and Psychology (6 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Beacon College are Accountants & auditors (1,075,288 people), Other managers (834,050 people), Software developers (567,379 people), Financial managers (481,856 people), and Chief executives & legislators (402,670 people).

The most specialized majors at Beacon College are Public Administration and Social Service (17 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (21 degrees), Psychology (6 degrees), Business (26 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (4 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Beacon College are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Beacon College are Public Administration and Social Service (17 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (21 degrees), Psychology (6 degrees), Business (26 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (4 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Beacon College are Computer Systems Design (984,673 people), Elementary & secondary schools (984,179 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (641,575 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (572,331 people), and Banking & related activities (563,250 people).

The most specialized majors at Beacon College are Public Administration and Social Service (17 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (21 degrees), Psychology (6 degrees), Business (26 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (4 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Beacon College.
Most Common
  1. 18 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 13 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 9 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Beacon College was General Business Administration & Management with 18 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

50
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
39
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 50 degrees were awarded to men at Beacon College, which is 1.28 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (39).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 17 degrees were awarded to men at Beacon College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.89 times more than the 9 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 13 degrees were awarded to women at Beacon College in General Human Services, which is 3.25 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

42%
100% Completion Time
55%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 42% of students graduating from Beacon College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Beacon College is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    65 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    11 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Beacon College is white (65 degrees awarded). There were 5.91 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (11 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    40 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    25 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Beacon College is white male (40 degrees awarded). There were 1.6 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (25 degrees).

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Operations

Beacon College has an endowment valued at nearly $98.6k, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNk (−6.18%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Beacon College had a total salary expenditure of $18.3M. Beacon College employs 18 Instructors, 9 Associate professors, and 8 Assistant professors. Most academics at Beacon College are Female Instructors (11), Male Instructors(7), and Male Associate professors (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Beacon College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 41 employees, Management, with 32 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 15 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$98.6k
2020 Endowment
2.24%
decline from 2019

Beacon College has an endowment valued at about $98.6k, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Beacon College declined 2.24% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $39.7M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.64M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Beacon College received $1.64M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$7.62M
2020 Salaries
18%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Beacon College paid a median of $7.62M in salaries, which represents 41.7% of their overall expenditure ($18.3M) and a 18% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 73.1% growth from 2018 and a 7.63% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.07M
Instructional Salaries
38
Number of Employees

In 2020, Beacon College paid a total of $2.07M to 38 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
18 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
41 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Beacon College were Instructor with 18 employees; Associate professor with 9 employees; and Associate professor with 8 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Beacon College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 41 employees; Management with 32 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 15 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Beacon College was Female Instructor with 11 employees, Male Instructor with 7 employees, and Male Associate professor with 5 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Beacon College.

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