Benedict College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$14,280
2% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$13,581
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
28.8%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
76.8%
7,554 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,040
98.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
29.1%
215 Graduates

About

Benedict College is a higher education institution located in Richland County, SC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Benedict College were Sport & Fitness Management (38 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (37 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (31 degrees).

In 2019, 287 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Benedict College. 57.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (271 degrees), 38.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (7 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Benedict College is $14,280, which is $−13,000 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Benedict College is $14,280, which is $−13,000 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,581.

In 2019, 97% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 78% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$14,280
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Benedict College was $14,280. The cost of tuition at Benedict College is $−13,000 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$13,581
2019 Value
34.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Benedict College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,581. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Benedict College grew by 34.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,100
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Benedict College was of $6,100 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board decreased by 30.8% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 50% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

97%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
78%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Benedict College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2.11% with respect to 2018, when 95% 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.
28.8%
2017 Default Rate
323
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Benedict College was 28.8%, which represents 323 out of the 1123 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Benedict College received 7,554 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a InfinityM% annual growth. Out of those 7,554 applicants, 5,799 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76.8% acceptance rate.

There were 2,040 students enrolled at Benedict College in 2019, and 50% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Benedict College has an overall enrollment yield of 12.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

76.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
5,799
Accepted Out of 7,554

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Benedict College was 76.8% (5,799 admissions from 7,554 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of false, which was N/A%. Between false and 2019, the number of applicants grew by InfinityM%, while admissions grew by InfinityM%.

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SAT Scores

50%
Submission Percentage
366
Scores Submitted

50% of enrolled first-time students at Benedict College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Benedict College has a total enrollment of 2,040 students. The full-time enrollment at Benedict College is 2,018 students and the part-time enrollment is 22. This means that 98.9% of students enrolled at Benedict College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Benedict College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 90.7% Black or African American, 2.79% Hispanic or Latino, 1.13% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.931% White, 0.441% Asian, 0.049% Two or More Races, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Benedict College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (50.6%), followed by Black or African American Male (40.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (1.64%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (50%), followed by Black or African American Male (33.3%) and Two or More Races Female (16.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Benedict College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,040 students. The full-time enrollment at Benedict College is 2,018 and the part-time enrollment is 22. This means that 98.9% of students enrolled at Benedict College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

56%
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 Benedict College was 56%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Benedict College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    1,850
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    57
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    23

The enrolled student population at Benedict College is 90.7% Black or African American, 2.79% Hispanic or Latino, 1.13% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.931% White, 0.441% Asian, 0.049% Two or More Races, and 0% 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% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2019, 45 more women than men received degrees from Benedict College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Benedict College is black or african american (271 degrees awarded). There were 38.7 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (7 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Benedict College is Sport & Fitness Management (38 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (37 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (31 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Benedict College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (46 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (23 degrees), and Biology (37 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 Benedict College are Physicians (396,396 people), Social workers, all other (201,939 people), Other managers (179,905 people), Police officers (148,478 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (140,441 people).

The most specialized majors at Benedict College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (46 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (23 degrees), Biology (37 degrees), Protective Services (31 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (15 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 Benedict College are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Actuaries, Physicians, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Benedict College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (46 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (23 degrees), Biology (37 degrees), Protective Services (31 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (15 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Benedict College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (546,626 people), Elementary & secondary schools (387,561 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (382,300 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (340,186 people), and Offices of physicians (220,183 people).

The most specialized majors at Benedict College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (46 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (23 degrees), Biology (37 degrees), Protective Services (31 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (15 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 Benedict College.
Most Common
  1. 38 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 37 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 31 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Benedict College was Sport & Fitness Management with 38 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

121
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
166
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 121 degrees were awarded to men at Benedict College, which is 0.729 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (166).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 30 degrees were awarded to men at Benedict College in Sport & Fitness Management, which is 3.75 times more than the 8 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 29 degrees were awarded to women at Benedict College in General Biological Sciences, which is 3.63 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
26%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 14% of students graduating from Benedict College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 26% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 27% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Benedict College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (60% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    271 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    7 degrees awarded
  3. White
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Benedict College is black or african american (271 degrees awarded). There were 38.7 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (7 degrees).

1.05% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    158 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    113 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Benedict College is black or african american female (158 degrees awarded). There were 1.4 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (113 degrees).

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Operations

Benedict College has an endowment valued at nearly $21.6M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $283k (1.31%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Benedict College had a total salary expenditure of $47.8M. Benedict College employs 31 Associate professors, 26 Instructors, and 14 Assistant professors. Most academics at Benedict College are Male Associate professors (19), Female Instructors(17), and Female Associate professors (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Benedict College are: Service, with 48 employees, Management, with 38 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 36 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$21.6M
2019 Endowment
1.13%
growth from 2018

Benedict College has an endowment valued at about $21.6M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Benedict College grew 1.13% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $19.1M 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. $5.74M - Federal
  2. $651k - State
  3. $645k - Local

As of 2019, Benedict College received $5.74M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $651k from state grants and contracts, and $645k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$17.5M
2019 Salaries
13.4%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Benedict College paid a median of $17.5M in salaries, which represents 36.5% of their overall expenditure ($47.8M) and a 13.4% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.06% decline from 2017 and a 4.76% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.44M
Instructional Salaries
84
Number of Employees

In 2019, Benedict College paid a total of $4.44M to 84 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
31 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
48 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Benedict College were Associate professor with 31 employees; Instructor with 26 employees; and Instructor with 14 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Benedict College were Service with 48 employees; Management with 38 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 36 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Benedict College was Male Associate professor with 19 employees, Female Instructor with 17 employees, and Female Associate professor with 12 employees.

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