Beacon College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$40,580
4.01% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$45,346
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
20.5%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
50.7%
286 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
416
98.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
54.8%
17 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 Web Page, Digital, & Information Resource Design (12 degrees awarded), General Psychology (10 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (10 degrees).

In 2019, 85 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Beacon College. 49.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (60 degrees), 5.45 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (11 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Beacon College is $40,580, which is $13,300 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Beacon College is $40,580, which is $13,300 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $45,346.

In 2019, 14% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 11% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$40,580
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Beacon College was $40,580. The cost of tuition at Beacon College is $13,300 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$45,346
2019 Value
21.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Beacon College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $45,346. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Beacon College grew by 21.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,390
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Beacon College was of $11,390 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 2.71% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

14%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
11%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

14% of undergraduate students at Beacon College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 84.4% with respect to 2018, when 90% 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.
20.5%
2017 Default Rate
9
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Beacon College was 20.5%, which represents 9 out of the 44 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Beacon College received 286 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 7.52% annual growth. Out of those 286 applicants, 145 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 50.7% acceptance rate.

There were 416 students enrolled at Beacon College in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Beacon College has an overall enrollment yield of 67.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

50.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
145
Accepted Out of 286

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Beacon College was 50.7% (145 admissions from 286 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 50.8%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 7.52%, while admissions grew by 7.41%.

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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 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Beacon College has a total enrollment of 416 students. The full-time enrollment at Beacon College is 408 students and the part-time enrollment is 8. This means that 98.1% of students enrolled at Beacon College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Beacon College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.3% White, 15.6% Black or African American, 7.69% Hispanic or Latino, 4.57% Asian, 2.64% Two or More Races, 1.68% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.24% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Beacon College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (40.2%), followed by White Female (26%) and Black or African American Male (11.3%). 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

98.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Beacon College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 416 students. The full-time enrollment at Beacon College is 408 and the part-time enrollment is 8. This means that 98.1% of students enrolled at Beacon College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
2019 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 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Beacon College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    276
  2. Black or African American
    65
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    32

The enrolled student population at Beacon College is 66.3% White, 15.6% Black or African American, 7.69% Hispanic or Latino, 4.57% Asian, 2.64% Two or More Races, 1.68% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.24% 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 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2019, 1 fewer women than men received degrees from Beacon College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Beacon College is white (60 degrees awarded). There were 5.45 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 Web Page, Digital, & Information Resource Design (12 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (10 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (10 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 (20 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (23 degrees), and Psychology (10 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 Software developers (570,321 people), Physicians (434,107 people), Other managers (355,665 people), Social workers, all other (269,045 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (240,268 people).

The most specialized majors at Beacon College are Public Administration and Social Service (20 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (23 degrees), Psychology (10 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (7 degrees), and Biology (6 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, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, Public relations specialists, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Beacon College are Public Administration and Social Service (20 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (23 degrees), Psychology (10 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (7 degrees), and Biology (6 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 Elementary & secondary schools (721,151 people), Computer Systems Design (684,634 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (680,956 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (620,213 people), and Outpatient care centers (285,246 people).

The most specialized majors at Beacon College are Public Administration and Social Service (20 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (23 degrees), Psychology (10 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (7 degrees), and Biology (6 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. 12 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 10 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 10 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Beacon College was Web Page, Digital, & Information Resource Design with 12 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

43
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
42
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 43 degrees were awarded to men at Beacon College, which is 1.02 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (42).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 10 degrees were awarded to men at Beacon College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.67 times more than the 6 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 15 degrees were awarded to women at Beacon College in General Human Services, which is 3 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

52%
100% Completion Time
72%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 52% of students graduating from Beacon College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 72% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 72% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Beacon College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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
    60 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 (60 degrees awarded). There were 5.45 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 Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    36 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    24 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Beacon College is white male (36 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (24 degrees).

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Operations

Beacon College has an endowment valued at nearly $101k, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $44.3k (44%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Beacon College had a total salary expenditure of $17.3M. Beacon College employs 17 No academic ranks, 14 Instructors, and 12 Assistant professors. Most academics at Beacon College are Female No academic ranks (11), Female Assistant professors(9), and Male Instructors (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Beacon College are: Management, with 27 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 26 employees, and Sales and related with 6 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$101k
2019 Endowment
9.06%
growth from 2018

Beacon College has an endowment valued at about $101k, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Beacon College grew 9.06% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $40.6M 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. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Beacon College received $0 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

$9.29M
2019 Salaries
73.1%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Beacon College paid a median of $9.29M in salaries, which represents 53.7% of their overall expenditure ($17.3M) and a 73.1% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.63% growth from 2017 and a 4.59% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.77M
Instructional Salaries
54
Number of Employees

In 2019, Beacon College paid a total of $2.77M to 54 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
17 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
27 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Beacon College were No academic rank with 17 employees; Instructor with 14 employees; and Instructor with 12 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Beacon College were Management with 27 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 26 employees; and Sales and related with 6 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Instructor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Beacon College was Female No academic rank with 11 employees, Female Assistant professor with 9 employees, and Male Instructor with 7 employees.

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

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