Benedictine College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$30,830
3.7% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$27,364
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.09%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
96.8%
2,488 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
2,217
90.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
65%
316 Graduates

About

Benedictine College is a higher education institution located in Atchison County, KS. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Benedictine College were General Finance (50 degrees awarded), Theological Studies (43 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (35 degrees).

In 2020, 574 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Benedictine College. 55.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (486 degrees), 13.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (37 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Benedictine College is $30,830, which is $2,430 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Benedictine College is $30,830, which is $2,430 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,364.

In 2020, 93% of undergraduate students attending Benedictine College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 52% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$30,830
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Benedictine College was $30,830. The cost of tuition at Benedictine College is $2,430 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$27,364
2020 Value
12.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Benedictine College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,364. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Benedictine College grew by 12.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,010
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Benedictine College was of $9,010 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3.44% between 2019 and 2020. 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%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
52%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

93% of undergraduate students at Benedictine College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 93% 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.
4.09%
2018 Default Rate
18
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Benedictine College was 4.09%, which represents 18 out of the 440 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

Benedictine College received 2,488 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 11.2% annual growth. Out of those 2,488 applicants, 2,408 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 96.8% acceptance rate.

There were 2,217 students enrolled at Benedictine College in 2020, and 31% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Benedictine College has an overall enrollment yield of 23.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

96.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,408
Accepted Out of 2,488

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Benedictine College was 96.8% (2,408 admissions from 2,488 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 97.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 11.2%, while admissions grew by 10.9%.

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SAT Scores

31%
Submission Percentage
179
Scores Submitted

31% of enrolled first-time students at Benedictine College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Benedictine College has a total enrollment of 2,217 students. The full-time enrollment at Benedictine College is 2,007 students and the part-time enrollment is 210. This means that 90.5% of students enrolled at Benedictine College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Benedictine College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77.2% White, 9.83% Hispanic or Latino, 4.24% Two or More Races, 2.89% Black or African American, 1.35% Asian, 0.406% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.271% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Benedictine College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.4%), followed by White Male (35.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (5.23%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (56.8%), followed by White Female (24.3%) and Black or African American Male (5.41%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Benedictine College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,217 students. The full-time enrollment at Benedictine College is 2,007 and the part-time enrollment is 210. This means that 90.5% of students enrolled at Benedictine College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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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 Benedictine College was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Benedictine College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,712
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    218
  3. Two or More Races
    94

The enrolled student population at Benedictine College is 77.2% White, 9.83% Hispanic or Latino, 4.24% Two or More Races, 2.89% Black or African American, 1.35% Asian, 0.406% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.271% 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 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2020, 66 more women than men received degrees from Benedictine College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Benedictine College is white (486 degrees awarded). There were 13.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (37 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Benedictine College is General Finance (50 degrees awarded), followed by Theological Studies (43 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (35 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Benedictine College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (56 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (31 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 Benedictine College are Elementary & middle school teachers (144,030 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (134,934 people), Clergy (120,618 people), Other managers (89,386 people), and Postsecondary teachers (87,480 people).

The most specialized majors at Benedictine College are Theology (56 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (31 degrees), History (9 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (9 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 Benedictine College are Surgeons, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Aerospace engineers, Computer hardware engineers, and Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Benedictine College are Theology (56 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (31 degrees), History (9 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (9 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 Benedictine College are Elementary & secondary schools (307,070 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (189,029 people), Religious organizations (137,820 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (110,681 people), and Legal services (106,499 people).

The most specialized majors at Benedictine College are Theology (56 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (31 degrees), History (9 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (9 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 Benedictine College.
Most Common
  1. 50 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 43 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 35 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Benedictine College was General Finance with 50 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

254
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
320
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 254 degrees were awarded to men at Benedictine College, which is 0.794 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (320).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 36 degrees were awarded to men at Benedictine College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 3.27 times more than the 11 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 35 degrees were awarded to women at Benedictine College in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is InfinityM times more than the 0 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

42%
100% Completion Time
60%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 42% of students graduating from Benedictine College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 60% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (80.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Benedictine College is Female and White (80.3% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, 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, 2.85% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    486 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    37 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Benedictine College is white (486 degrees awarded). There were 13.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (37 degrees).

2.79% of degree recipients (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    276 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    210 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Benedictine College is white female (276 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (210 degrees).

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Operations

Benedictine College has an endowment valued at nearly $35.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.93M (5.43%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Benedictine College had a total salary expenditure of $53.9M. Benedictine College employs 45 Assistant professors, 41 Associate professors, and 26 Professors. Most academics at Benedictine College are Male Assistant professors (28), Male Associate professors(27), and Male Professors (21).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Benedictine College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 73 employees, Service, with 27 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 22 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$35.5M
2020 Endowment
25.1%
growth from 2019

Benedictine College has an endowment valued at about $35.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Benedictine College grew 25.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.37M 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. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Benedictine College received $0 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

$17M
2020 Salaries
1.48%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Benedictine College paid a median of $17M in salaries, which represents 31.5% of their overall expenditure ($53.9M) and a 1.48% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.81% growth from 2018 and a 4.79% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.71M
Instructional Salaries
115
Number of Employees

In 2020, Benedictine College paid a total of $7.71M to 115 employees working as instructors, which represents 45.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
45 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
73 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Benedictine College were Assistant professor with 45 employees; Associate professor with 41 employees; and Associate professor with 26 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Benedictine College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 73 employees; Service with 27 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 22 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Benedictine College was Male Assistant professor with 28 employees, Male Associate professor with 27 employees, and Male Professor with 21 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Benedictine College.

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