Belmont University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$34,000
3.91% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$36,976
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
3.1%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
83.8%
7,965 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
8,440
91.7% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
72.5%
909 Graduates

About

Belmont University is a higher education institution located in Davidson County, TN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Belmont University were Music Management (277 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (151 degrees), and Recording Arts Technology (89 degrees).

In 2019, 2,180 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Belmont University. 64% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,781 degrees), 17.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (100 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Belmont University is $34,000, which is $11,974 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Belmont University is $34,000, which is $11,974 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $36,976.

In 2019, 76% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 40% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$34,000
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Belmont University was $34,000. The cost of tuition at Belmont University is $11,974 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$36,976
2019 Value
0.769%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Belmont University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $36,976. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Belmont University grew by 0.769%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,120
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Belmont University was of $12,120 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 3.77% 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

76%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
40%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

76% of undergraduate students at Belmont University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 4.11% with respect to 2018, when 73% 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.
3.1%
2017 Default Rate
44
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Belmont University was 3.1%, which represents 44 out of the 1421 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 University received 7,965 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 2.98% annual decline. Out of those 7,965 applicants, 6,675 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 83.8% acceptance rate.

There were 8,440 students enrolled at Belmont University in 2019, and 46% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Belmont University has an overall enrollment yield of 25.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

83.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
6,675
Accepted Out of 7,965

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Belmont University was 83.8% (6,675 admissions from 7,965 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 82.5%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −2.98%, while admissions declined by −1.42%.

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SAT Scores

46%
Submission Percentage
767
Scores Submitted

46% of enrolled first-time students at Belmont University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Belmont University has a total enrollment of 8,440 students. The full-time enrollment at Belmont University is 7,737 students and the part-time enrollment is 703. This means that 91.7% of students enrolled at Belmont University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Belmont University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.5% White, 5.89% Hispanic or Latino, 5.4% Black or African American, 3.91% Two or More Races, 2.45% Asian, 0.296% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0948% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Belmont University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (52.2%), followed by White Male (27.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.14%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (57%), followed by White Male (21.2%) and Black or African American Female (3.92%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Belmont University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,440 students. The full-time enrollment at Belmont University is 7,737 and the part-time enrollment is 703. This means that 91.7% of students enrolled at Belmont University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
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 Belmont University was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Belmont University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    6,707
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    497
  3. Black or African American
    456

The enrolled student population at Belmont University is 79.5% White, 5.89% Hispanic or Latino, 5.4% Black or African American, 3.91% Two or More Races, 2.45% Asian, 0.296% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0948% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 126 students (1.49%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 612 more women than men received degrees from Belmont University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Belmont University is white (1,781 degrees awarded). There were 17.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (100 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Belmont University is Music Management (277 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (151 degrees) and Recording Arts Technology (89 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Belmont University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (95 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (655 degrees), and Legal (82 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 Belmont University are Other managers (115,503 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (109,540 people), Graphic designers (101,311 people), Postsecondary teachers (87,186 people), and Secondary school teachers (74,093 people).

The most specialized majors at Belmont University are Communication Technologies (95 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (655 degrees), Legal (82 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (81 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Belmont University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, Dentists, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Belmont University are Communication Technologies (95 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (655 degrees), Legal (82 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (81 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 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 University are Elementary & secondary schools (265,722 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (185,962 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (105,771 people), Computer Systems Design (87,549 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (73,126 people).

The most specialized majors at Belmont University are Communication Technologies (95 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (655 degrees), Legal (82 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (81 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 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 Belmont University.
Most Common
  1. 277 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 151 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 89 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Belmont University was Music Management with 277 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

784
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,396
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 784 degrees were awarded to men at Belmont University, which is 0.562 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,396).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 111 degrees were awarded to men at Belmont University in Music Management, which is 0.669 times less than the 166 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 166 degrees were awarded to women at Belmont University in Music Management, which is 1.5 times more than the 111 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

58%
100% Completion Time
69%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 58% of students graduating from Belmont University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 69% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 70% 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 Belmont University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 1.43% of graduates (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,781 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    100 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    93 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Belmont University is white (1,781 degrees awarded). There were 17.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (100 degrees).

2.29% of degree recipients (50 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,129 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    652 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    68 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Belmont University is white female (1,129 degrees awarded). There were 1.73 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (652 degrees).

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Operations

Belmont University has an endowment valued at nearly $274M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.08M (0.394%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Belmont University had a total salary expenditure of $189M. Belmont University employs 128 Associate professors, 110 Professors, and 103 Assistant professors. Most academics at Belmont University are Male Professors (73), Female Associate professors(71), and Female Assistant professors (60).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Belmont University are: Service, with 124 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 102 employees, and Management with 83 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$274M
2019 Endowment
24.1%
growth from 2018

Belmont University has an endowment valued at about $274M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Belmont University grew 24.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $236M 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. $1.53M - Federal
  2. $62.8k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Belmont University received $1.53M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $62.8k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$92.4M
2019 Salaries
5.57%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Belmont University paid a median of $92.4M in salaries, which represents 48.9% of their overall expenditure ($189M) and a 5.57% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.11% growth from 2017 and a 4.91% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$39.9M
Instructional Salaries
377
Number of Employees

In 2019, Belmont University paid a total of $39.9M to 377 employees working as instructors, which represents 43.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
128 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
124 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Belmont University were Associate professor with 128 employees; Professor with 110 employees; and Professor with 103 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Belmont University were Service with 124 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 102 employees; and Management with 83 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Belmont University was Male Professor with 73 employees, Female Associate professor with 71 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 60 employees.

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

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