Belmont Abbey College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$18,500

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$23,247

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

8.37%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

97.4%

1,559 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,523

92.3% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

43.6%

134 Graduates

About

Belmont Abbey College is a higher education institution located in Gaston County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Belmont Abbey College were General Business Administration & Management (88 degrees awarded), Accounting (38 degrees), and Sport & Fitness Management (33 degrees).

In 2016, 354 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Belmont Abbey College. 60.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (143 degrees), 1.19 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (120 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Belmont Abbey College is $18,500, which is $-5,915 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Belmont Abbey College is $18,500, which is $-5,915 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,247.

In 2016, 93% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 70% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$18,500

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Belmont Abbey College was $18,500. The cost of tuition at Belmont Abbey College is $-5,915 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$23,247

2016 Value

3.31%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Belmont Abbey College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,247. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Belmont Abbey College grew by 3.31%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,780

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Belmont Abbey College was of $8,780 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board did not change between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

93%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

70%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Belmont Abbey College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 5.68% with respect to 2015, 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.

8.37%

2015 Default Rate

43

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Belmont Abbey College was 8.37%, which represents 43 out of the 514 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

Belmont Abbey College received 1,559 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 20.7% annual decline. Out of those 1,559 applicants, 1,518 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 97.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,523 students enrolled at Belmont Abbey College in 2016, and 58% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Belmont Abbey College has an overall enrollment yield of 23.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

97.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,518

Accepted Out of 1,559

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Belmont Abbey College was 97.4% (1,518 admissions from 1,559 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 67.9%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -207%, while admissions grew by 13.7%.

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SAT Scores

58%

Submission Percentage

208

Scores Submitted

58% of enrolled first-time students at Belmont Abbey College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Belmont Abbey College has a total enrollment of 1,523 students. The full-time enrollment at Belmont Abbey College is 1,406 students and the part-time enrollment is 117. This means that 92.3% of students enrolled at Belmont Abbey College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Belmont Abbey College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.6% White, 18.6% Black or African American, 1.97% Asian, 1.25% Hispanic or Latino, 0.263% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.197% Two or More Races, and 0.0657% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Belmont Abbey College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (28%), followed by White Male (27.4%) and Black or African American Female (10.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

92.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Belmont Abbey College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,523 students. The full-time enrollment at Belmont Abbey College is 1,406 and the part-time enrollment is 117. This means that 92.3% of students enrolled at Belmont Abbey College are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%

2016 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 Belmont Abbey College was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Belmont Abbey College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    847

  2. Black or African American

    283

  3. Asian

    30

The enrolled student population at Belmont Abbey College is 55.6% White, 18.6% Black or African American, 1.97% Asian, 1.25% Hispanic or Latino, 0.263% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.197% Two or More Races, and 0.0657% 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 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% 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, 312 students (20.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 76 more women than men received degrees from Belmont Abbey College. The majority of degree recipients at Belmont Abbey College are white (143 degrees awarded). There were 1.19 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (120 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Belmont Abbey College is General Business Administration & Management (88 degrees awarded), followed by Accounting (38 degrees) and Sport & Fitness Management (33 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Belmont Abbey College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (45 degrees awarded), History (12 degrees), and Psychology (35 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 Belmont Abbey College are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,186,727 people), Accountants & auditors (1,120,592 people), Miscellaneous managers (861,994 people), Financial managers (456,546 people), and Education administrators (388,726 people).

The most specialized majors at Belmont Abbey College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (45 degrees awarded), History (12 degrees), Psychology (35 degrees), Education (54 degrees), and Business (126 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 Belmont Abbey College are Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Belmont Abbey College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (45 degrees awarded), History (12 degrees), Psychology (35 degrees), Education (54 degrees), and Business (126 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 Belmont Abbey College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,474,014 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (681,462 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (649,873 people), Hospitals (622,224 people), and Banking & related activities (529,122 people).

The most specialized majors at Belmont Abbey College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (45 degrees awarded), History (12 degrees), Psychology (35 degrees), Education (54 degrees), and Business (126 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 88 degrees awarded

  2. 38 degrees awarded

  3. 33 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Belmont Abbey College was General Business Administration & Management with 88 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 139

  2. 215

In 2016, 139 degrees were awarded to men at Belmont Abbey College, which is 0.647 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (215).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 41 degrees were awarded to men at Belmont Abbey College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.872 times less than the 47 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 47 degrees were awarded to women at Belmont Abbey College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.15 times more than the 41 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%

100% Completion Time

39%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 32% of students graduating from Belmont Abbey College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 39% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 40% 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.

Hispanic or Latino Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Belmont Abbey College is Female and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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.

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, 79.9% of graduates (107 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    143 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    120 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    76 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Belmont Abbey College is white (143 degrees awarded). There were 1.19 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (120 degrees).

33.9% of degree recipients (120 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    84 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    59 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    59 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Belmont Abbey College is white female (84 degrees awarded). There were 1.42 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (59 degrees).

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Operations

Belmont Abbey College has an endowment valued at nearly $9.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $451k (4.9%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Belmont Abbey College had a total expenditure of $27.9M. Of that $27.9M, they spent $10.6M on salaries and $27.9M on benefits.

Belmont Abbey College employs 31 Associate professors, 17 Assistant professors, and 15 Lecturers. Most academics at Belmont Abbey College are Male Associate professors (16), Female Associate professors(15), and Male Assistant professors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Belmont Abbey College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 43 employees, Management, with 21 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 18 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$9.2M

2015 Endowment

1.91%

growth from 2014

Belmont Abbey College has an endowment valued at about $9.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Belmont Abbey College grew 1.91% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $24.4M 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. $212k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Belmont Abbey College received $212k 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

Primary Expenses

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$10.6M

Salary Expenditure

$27.9M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Belmont Abbey College had a total expenditure of $27.9M. Of that $27.9M, they spent $10.6M on salaries and $27.9M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$10.6M

2015 Salaries

5.35%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Belmont Abbey College paid a median of $10.6M in salaries, which represents 37.9% of their overall expenditure ($27.9M) and a 5.35% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.43% decline from 2013 and a 11.6% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.44M

Instructional Salaries

73

Number of Employees

In 2015, Belmont Abbey College paid a total of $3.44M to 73 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

31 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

43 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Belmont Abbey College were Associate professor with 31 employees; Assistant professor with 17 employees; and Assistant professor with 15 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Belmont Abbey College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 43 employees; Management with 21 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 18 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Belmont Abbey College was Male Associate professor with 16 employees, Female Associate professor with 15 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 9 employees.

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

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