Benedict College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$17,848

2% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$19,340

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

18.6%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

2,090

99.4% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

26.5%

261 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 General Human Development & Family Studies (41 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (35 degrees), and Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (31 degrees).

In 2017, 318 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Benedict College. 52.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (311 degrees), 77.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (4 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Benedict College is $17,848, which is $-7,346 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Benedict College is $17,848, which is $-7,346 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,340.

In 2017, 99% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 87% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$17,848

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Benedict College was $17,848. The cost of tuition at Benedict College is $-7,346 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$19,340

2017 Value

14.3%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Benedict College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,340. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Benedict College grew by 14.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,920

Room and Board

$2,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Benedict College was of $8,920 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of room and board increased by 6.8% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

99%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

87%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Benedict College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.02% with respect to 2016, when 98% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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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.

18.6%

2016 Default Rate

223

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Benedict College was 18.6%, which represents 223 out of the 1201 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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Enrollment

Benedict College has a total enrollment of 2,090 students. The full-time enrollment at Benedict College is 2,077 students and the part-time enrollment is 13. This means that 99.4% of students enrolled at Benedict College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Benedict College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 95.6% Black or African American, 2.06% White, 1.72% Hispanic or Latino, 0.335% Asian, 0.191% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.0478% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Benedict College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (49.2%), followed by Black or African American Male (46.5%) and White Male (1.11%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

99.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Benedict College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,090 students. The full-time enrollment at Benedict College is 2,077 and the part-time enrollment is 13. This means that 99.4% of students enrolled at Benedict College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

53%

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 Benedict College was 53%. 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

    1,999

  2. White

    43

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    36

The enrolled student population at Benedict College is 95.6% Black or African American, 2.06% White, 1.72% Hispanic or Latino, 0.335% Asian, 0.191% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.0478% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2017, 18 more women than men received degrees from Benedict College. The majority of degree recipients at Benedict College are black or african american (311 degrees awarded). There were 77.8 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (4 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Benedict College is General Human Development & Family Studies (41 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (35 degrees) and Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (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 Human Sciences (41 degrees awarded), Communications (36 degrees), and Biology (35 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 (383,880 people), Other managers (242,407 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (239,447 people), Social workers, all other (207,070 people), and Postsecondary teachers (149,141 people).

The most specialized majors at Benedict College are Human Sciences (41 degrees awarded), Communications (36 degrees), Biology (35 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (16 degrees), and Protective Services (23 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, Physicians, Dentists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Sales engineers

The most specialized majors at Benedict College are Human Sciences (41 degrees awarded), Communications (36 degrees), Biology (35 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (16 degrees), and Protective Services (23 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 (566,549 people), Elementary & secondary schools (473,402 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (401,204 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (369,560 people), and Offices of physicians (194,353 people).

The most specialized majors at Benedict College are Human Sciences (41 degrees awarded), Communications (36 degrees), Biology (35 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (16 degrees), and Protective Services (23 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.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Benedict College was General Human Development & Family Studies with 41 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 150

  2. 168

In 2017, 150 degrees were awarded to men at Benedict College, which is 0.893 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (168).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 19 degrees were awarded to men at Benedict College in Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations, which is 1.58 times more than the 12 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 29 degrees were awarded to women at Benedict College in General Biological Sciences, which is 4.83 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%

100% Completion Time

27%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 14% of students graduating from Benedict College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 27% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 29% 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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Benedict College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 0.766% of graduates (2 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

    311 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4 degrees awarded

  3. White

    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Benedict College is black or african american (311 degrees awarded). There were 77.8 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (4 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    166 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    145 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Benedict College is black or african american female (166 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (145 degrees).

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Operations

Benedict College has an endowment valued at nearly $25M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $584k (2.34%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Benedict College had a total salary expenditure of $54.6M. Benedict College employs 42 Associate professors, 34 Instructors, and 21 Professors. Most academics at Benedict College are Male Associate professors (25), Female Instructors(21), and Female Associate professors (17).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Benedict College are: Management, with 65 employees, Service, with 53 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 51 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$25M

2017 Endowment

8.93%

growth from 2016

Benedict College has an endowment valued at about $25M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Benedict College grew 8.93% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $12.1M 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. $6.51M - Federal

  2. $739k - State

  3. $732k - Local

As of 2017, Benedict College received $6.51M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $739k from state grants and contracts, and $732k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$21.3M

2017 Salaries

4.76%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Benedict College paid a median of $21.3M in salaries, which represents 38.9% of their overall expenditure ($54.6M) and a 4.76% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.34% decline from 2015 and a 3.77% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.68M

Instructional Salaries

116

Number of Employees

In 2017, Benedict College paid a total of $6.68M to 116 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

42 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

65 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Benedict College were Associate professor with 42 employees; Instructor with 34 employees; and Instructor with 21 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Benedict College were Management with 65 employees; Service with 53 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 51 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Benedict College was Male Associate professor with 25 employees, Female Instructor with 21 employees, and Female Associate professor with 17 employees.

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

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