Bellarmine University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$38,800

2.51% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$24,711

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

4.21%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

89.2%

5,692 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

3,757

72.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

64.5%

384 Graduates

About

Bellarmine University is a higher education institution located in Jefferson County, KY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bellarmine University were Registered Nursing (140 degrees awarded), General Psychology (61 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (51 degrees).

In 2017, 1,014 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bellarmine University. 66.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (869 degrees), 23.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (37 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bellarmine University is $38,800, which is $18,067 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bellarmine University is $38,800, which is $18,067 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,711.

In 2017, 93% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 61% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$38,800

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Bellarmine University was $38,800. The cost of tuition at Bellarmine University is $18,067 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$24,711

2017 Value

0.125%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Bellarmine University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,711. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Bellarmine University grew by 0.125%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,820

Room and Board

$792

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bellarmine University was of $11,820 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $792. The cost of room and board increased by 4.05% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.508% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

93%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

61%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Bellarmine University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 93% 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.

4.21%

2016 Default Rate

35

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Bellarmine University was 4.21%, which represents 35 out of the 831 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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Admissions

Bellarmine University received 5,692 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 8.37% annual decline. Out of those 5,692 applicants, 5,080 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 89.2% acceptance rate.

There were 3,757 students enrolled at Bellarmine University in 2017, and 16% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bellarmine University has an overall enrollment yield of 13.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

89.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

5,080

Accepted Out of 5,692

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bellarmine University was 89.2% (5,080 admissions from 5,692 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 82.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -8.37%, while admissions declined by -0.82%.

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SAT Scores

16%

Submission Percentage

115

Scores Submitted

16% of enrolled first-time students at Bellarmine University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bellarmine University has a total enrollment of 3,757 students. The full-time enrollment at Bellarmine University is 2,729 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,028. This means that 72.6% of students enrolled at Bellarmine University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bellarmine University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 80.3% White, 5.99% Black or African American, 3.09% Hispanic or Latino, 2.93% Two or More Races, 2.05% Asian, 0.16% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0799% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bellarmine University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (52.5%), followed by White Male (28.7%) and Black or African American Female (2.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (52%), followed by White Male (32.9%) and Black or African American Female (2.51%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

72.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bellarmine University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,757 students. The full-time enrollment at Bellarmine University is 2,729 and the part-time enrollment is 1,028. This means that 72.6% of students enrolled at Bellarmine University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%

2017 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 Bellarmine University was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Bellarmine University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,018

  2. Black or African American

    225

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    116

The enrolled student population at Bellarmine University is 80.3% White, 5.99% Black or African American, 3.09% Hispanic or Latino, 2.93% Two or More Races, 2.05% Asian, 0.16% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0799% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 158 students (4.21%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 326 more women than men received degrees from Bellarmine University. The majority of degree recipients at Bellarmine University are white (869 degrees awarded). There were 23.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (37 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bellarmine University is Registered Nursing (140 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (61 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (51 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Bellarmine University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (48 degrees awarded), Education (185 degrees), and Communications (56 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bellarmine University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,983,682 people), Secondary school teachers (339,328 people), Education administrators (291,565 people), Other managers (240,022 people), and Postsecondary teachers (161,643 people).

The most specialized majors at Bellarmine University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (48 degrees awarded), Education (185 degrees), Communications (56 degrees), History (14 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (10 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 Bellarmine University are Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers

The most specialized majors at Bellarmine University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (48 degrees awarded), Education (185 degrees), Communications (56 degrees), History (14 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (10 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 Bellarmine University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,934,098 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (399,800 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (210,743 people), Computer Systems Design (146,501 people), and Legal services (136,425 people).

The most specialized majors at Bellarmine University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (48 degrees awarded), Education (185 degrees), Communications (56 degrees), History (14 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (10 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 140 degrees awarded

  2. 61 degrees awarded

  3. 51 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bellarmine University was Registered Nursing with 140 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 344

  2. 670

In 2017, 344 degrees were awarded to men at Bellarmine University, which is 0.513 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (670).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 63 degrees were awarded to men at Bellarmine University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.62 times more than the 39 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 146 degrees were awarded to women at Bellarmine University in Registered Nursing, which is 5.41 times more than the 27 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

51%

100% Completion Time

67%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 51% of students graduating from Bellarmine University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 67% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 68% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bellarmine University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 1.82% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    869 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    37 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    36 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bellarmine University is white (869 degrees awarded). There were 23.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (37 degrees).

2.07% of degree recipients (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    562 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    307 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    31 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bellarmine University is white female (562 degrees awarded). There were 1.83 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (307 degrees).

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Operations

Bellarmine University has an endowment valued at nearly $57.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.7M (9.94%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Bellarmine University had a total salary expenditure of $80.6M. Bellarmine University employs 64 Assistant professors, 53 Associate professors, and 40 Professors. Most academics at Bellarmine University are Female Assistant professors (42), Female Associate professors(30), and Male Professors (27).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bellarmine University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 69 employees, Management, with 52 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 52 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$57.4M

2017 Endowment

13.5%

growth from 2016

Bellarmine University has an endowment valued at about $57.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Bellarmine University grew 13.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $24.3M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $708k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Bellarmine University received $708k 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

$38.1M

2017 Salaries

6.46%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Bellarmine University paid a median of $38.1M in salaries, which represents 47.3% of their overall expenditure ($80.6M) and a 6.46% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.416% growth from 2015 and a 8.3% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$14.2M

Instructional Salaries

178

Number of Employees

In 2017, Bellarmine University paid a total of $14.2M to 178 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

64 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

69 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bellarmine University were Assistant professor with 64 employees; Associate professor with 53 employees; and Associate professor with 40 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bellarmine University were Office and Administrative Support with 69 employees; Management with 52 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 52 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bellarmine University was Female Assistant professor with 42 employees, Female Associate professor with 30 employees, and Male Professor with 27 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Bellarmine University.

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