Bellarmine University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$41,520
1.57% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$24,425
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.26%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
82.4%
4,191 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
3,293
83% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
64.3%
427 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 (172 degrees awarded), General Psychology (50 degrees), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (49 degrees).

In 2020, 1,004 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bellarmine University. 66.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (790 degrees), 16.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (49 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bellarmine University is $41,520, which is $18,990 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bellarmine University is $41,520, which is $18,990 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,425.

In 2020, 92% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 58% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$41,520
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Bellarmine University was $41,520. The cost of tuition at Bellarmine University is $18,990 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$24,425
2020 Value
5.47%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Bellarmine University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,425. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Bellarmine University grew by 5.47%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,420
Room and Board
$752
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bellarmine University was of $9,420 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $752. The cost of room and board decreased by 23.1% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 4.57% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

92%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
58%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Bellarmine University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 1.08% with respect to 2019, when 93% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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3.26%
2018 Default Rate
28
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Bellarmine University was 3.26%, which represents 28 out of the 859 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 4,191 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 12.9% annual decline. Out of those 4,191 applicants, 3,452 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.4% acceptance rate.

There were 3,293 students enrolled at Bellarmine University in 2020, and 18% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Bellarmine University has an overall enrollment yield of 16.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
3,452
Accepted Out of 4,191

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Bellarmine University was 82.4% (3,452 admissions from 4,191 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 66.2%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −12.9%, while admissions grew by 8.35%.

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SAT Scores

18%
Submission Percentage
101
Scores Submitted

18% of enrolled first-time students at Bellarmine University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Bellarmine University has a total enrollment of 3,293 students. The full-time enrollment at Bellarmine University is 2,732 students and the part-time enrollment is 561. This means that 83% of students enrolled at Bellarmine University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bellarmine University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 76.9% White, 6.8% Black or African American, 5.34% Hispanic or Latino, 4.37% Two or More Races, 2.31% Asian, 0.152% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0607% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bellarmine University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (48.9%), followed by White Male (28.7%) and Black or African American Female (3.97%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (45.7%), followed by White Male (30.6%) and Asian Female (2.48%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bellarmine University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,293 students. The full-time enrollment at Bellarmine University is 2,732 and the part-time enrollment is 561. This means that 83% of students enrolled at Bellarmine University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%
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 Bellarmine University was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Bellarmine University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,532
  2. Black or African American
    224
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    176

The enrolled student population at Bellarmine University is 76.9% White, 6.8% Black or African American, 5.34% Hispanic or Latino, 4.37% Two or More Races, 2.31% Asian, 0.152% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0607% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 83 students (2.52%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 338 more women than men received degrees from Bellarmine University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Bellarmine University is white (790 degrees awarded). There were 16.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (49 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bellarmine University is Registered Nursing (172 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (50 degrees) and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (49 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 (46 degrees awarded), Communications (61 degrees), and History (13 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 (1,580,848 people), Registered nurses (1,438,632 people), Secondary school teachers (563,236 people), Education administrators (320,298 people), and Other managers (299,846 people).

The most specialized majors at Bellarmine University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (46 degrees awarded), Communications (61 degrees), History (13 degrees), Education (116 degrees), and Health (340 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, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Bellarmine University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (46 degrees awarded), Communications (61 degrees), History (13 degrees), Education (116 degrees), and Health (340 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 (3,104,767 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,634,175 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (509,264 people), Outpatient care centers (310,534 people), and Offices of physicians (268,752 people).

The most specialized majors at Bellarmine University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (46 degrees awarded), Communications (61 degrees), History (13 degrees), Education (116 degrees), and Health (340 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common
  1. 172 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 50 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 49 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bellarmine University was Registered Nursing with 172 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

333
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
671
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 333 degrees were awarded to men at Bellarmine University, which is 0.496 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (671).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 77 degrees were awarded to men at Bellarmine University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.83 times more than the 42 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 178 degrees were awarded to women at Bellarmine University in Registered Nursing, which is 6.36 times more than the 28 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

56%
100% Completion Time
67%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 56% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (72.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bellarmine University is Female and Asian (72.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 0.468% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    790 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    49 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    43 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bellarmine University is white (790 degrees awarded). There were 16.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (49 degrees).

3.59% of degree recipients (36 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    518 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    272 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    34 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Bellarmine University is white female (518 degrees awarded). There were 1.9 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (272 degrees).

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Operations

Bellarmine University has an endowment valued at nearly $65.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.84M (4.32%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Bellarmine University had a total salary expenditure of $76.8M. Bellarmine University employs 60 Associate professors, 60 Assistant professors, and 42 Professors. Most academics at Bellarmine University are Female Assistant professors (44), Female Associate professors(38), and Male Professors (29).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bellarmine University are: Management, with 65 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 58 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 58 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$65.6M
2020 Endowment
1.12%
decline from 2019

Bellarmine University has an endowment valued at about $65.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Bellarmine University declined 1.12% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $26M 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. $2.67M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Bellarmine University received $2.67M 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

$37.4M
2020 Salaries
0.63%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Bellarmine University paid a median of $37.4M in salaries, which represents 48.6% of their overall expenditure ($76.8M) and a 0.63% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.71% decline from 2018 and a 1.11% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$14M
Instructional Salaries
177
Number of Employees

In 2020, Bellarmine University paid a total of $14M to 177 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
60 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
65 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bellarmine University were Associate professor with 60 employees; Assistant professor with 60 employees; and Assistant professor with 42 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bellarmine University were Management with 65 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 58 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 58 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bellarmine University was Female Assistant professor with 44 employees, Female Associate professor with 38 employees, and Male Professor with 29 employees.

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

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