Becker College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$36,300
2020 Average Net Price
$32,838
After Financial Aid
2018 Default Rate
5.9%
on Student Loans
2020 Enrolled Students
1,675
78.1% Full-Time

About

Becker College is a higher education institution located in Worcester County, MA. In 2020, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Becker College were Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (71 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (37 degrees), and Registered Nursing (34 degrees).

In 2020, 428 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Becker College. 57.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (314 degrees), 10.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (29 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Becker College is $36,300, which is $7,970 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2020, the median undergraduate tuition at Becker College is $36,300

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $32,838.

In 2020, 91% of undergraduate students attending Becker College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 71% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$36,300
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Becker College was $36,300.

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Average Net Price

$32,838
2020 Value
0.234%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Becker College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $32,838. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Becker College grew by 0.234%.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

91%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
71%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Becker College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 3.41% with respect to 2019, when 88% 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.
5.9%
2018 Default Rate
38
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Becker College was 5.9%, which represents 38 out of the 644 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Becker College had a total enrollment of 1,675 students in 2020. The full-time enrollment at Becker College is 1,308 students and the part-time enrollment is 367. This means that 78.1% of students enrolled at Becker College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Becker College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 57.8% White, 12% Hispanic or Latino, 8.84% Black or African American, 2.87% Asian, 2.69% Two or More Races, 0.478% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.239% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Becker College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.5%), followed by White Male (26.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.48%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (51.9%), followed by White Male (25.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (7.41%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Becker College in 2020, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,675 students. The full-time enrollment at Becker College is 1,308 and the part-time enrollment is 367. This means that 78.1% of students enrolled at Becker College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
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 Becker College was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Becker College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2020)
  1. White
    968 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    201 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    148 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Becker College is 57.8% White, 12% Hispanic or Latino, 8.84% Black or African American, 2.87% Asian, 2.69% Two or More Races, 0.478% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.239% 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 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

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, 239 students (14.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 66 more women than men received degrees from Becker College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Becker College is white (314 degrees awarded). There were 10.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (29 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Becker College is Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (71 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (37 degrees) and Registered Nursing (34 degrees).

In 2020,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Becker College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (80 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (49 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (14 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Becker College are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,639,335 people), Other managers (2,238,430 people), Registered nurses (1,850,364 people), Software developers (1,446,628 people), and Accountants & auditors (1,374,574 people).

The most specialized majors at Becker College in 2020 are Communication Technologies (80 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (49 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (14 degrees), Protective Services (23 degrees), and Psychology (27 degrees) (as of 2020).

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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 Becker College are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Becker College are Communication Technologies (80 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (49 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (14 degrees), Protective Services (23 degrees), and Psychology (27 degrees) (as of 2020).

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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 Becker College are Elementary & secondary schools (5,586,329 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,275,256 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (2,452,532 people), Computer Systems Design (2,343,824 people), and Construction (1,303,670 people).

The most specialized majors at Becker College are Communication Technologies (80 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (49 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (14 degrees), Protective Services (23 degrees), and Psychology (27 degrees) (as of 2020).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Becker College.

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Becker College was Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects with 71 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

181
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
247
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 181 degrees were awarded to men at Becker College, which is 0.733 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (247).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 67 degrees were awarded to men at Becker College in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects, which is 6.7 times more than the 10 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 67 degrees were awarded to men at Becker College in Registered Nursing, which is 9.57 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

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

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2020 at Becker College is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2020)
  1. White
    314 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    29 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Becker College is white (314 degrees awarded). There were 10.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (29 degrees).

6.78% of degree recipients (29 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2020)
  1. White Female
    185 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    129 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Becker College is white female (185 degrees awarded). There were 1.43 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (129 degrees).

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Operations

Becker College has an endowment valued at nearly $5.02M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 659 (0.0131%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Becker College had a total salary expenditure of 42.9M. Becker College employs 16 Professors, 12 Associate professors and 10 Instructors. Most academics at Becker College are Female Professor (10), Female Instructor (7), and Male Professor (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Becker College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 38 employees, Management, with 34 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 16 employees.

Endowment

$5.02M
2020 Endowment
1.79%
decline from 2019

Becker College has an endowment valued at about $5.02M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Becker College declined 1.79% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $44.2M 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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Salary Expenditure

$17M
2020 Salaries
9.15%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Becker College paid a median of $17M in salaries, which represents 39.6% of their overall expenditure ($42.9M) and a 9.15% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.86M
Instructional Salaries
45
Number of Employees

In 2020, Becker College paid a total of $2.86M to 45 employees working as instructors, which represents 16.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
16 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
38 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Becker College were Professor with 16 employees, Associate professor with 12 employees, and Instructor with 10 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Becker College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 38 employees, Management with 34 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 16 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2020)
  1. Female Professor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Male Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Becker College was Female Professor with 10 employees, Female Instructor with 7 employees, and Male Professor with 6 employees.

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

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