Benedictine University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$30,830
0.817% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$27,061
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.97%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
61%
3,017 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
3,779
60.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
46%
307 Graduates

About

Benedictine University is a higher education institution located in DuPage County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Benedictine University were Registered Nursing (97 degrees awarded), Other Health Preparatory Programs (88 degrees), and General Psychology (78 degrees).

In 2020, 1,872 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Benedictine University. 67.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (775 degrees), 1.56 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (496 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Benedictine University is $30,830, which is $2,201 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Benedictine University is $30,830, which is $2,201 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,061.

In 2020, 89% of undergraduate students attending Benedictine University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 60% 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 University was $30,830. The cost of tuition at Benedictine University is $2,201 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$27,061
2020 Value
5.69%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Benedictine University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,061. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Benedictine University grew by 5.69%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,899
Room and Board
$1,510
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Benedictine University was of $10,899 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,510. The cost of room and board did not change 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

89%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
60%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

89% of undergraduate students at Benedictine University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.14% with respect to 2019, 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.
4.97%
2018 Default Rate
90
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Benedictine University was 4.97%, which represents 90 out of the 1812 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Benedictine University received 3,017 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 37.8% annual decline. Out of those 3,017 applicants, 1,840 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 61% acceptance rate.

There were 3,779 students enrolled at Benedictine University in 2020, and 56% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Benedictine University has an overall enrollment yield of 21.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

61%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,840
Accepted Out of 3,017

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Benedictine University was 61% (1,840 admissions from 3,017 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 41.7%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −37.8%, while admissions declined by −9.05%.

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SAT Scores

56%
Submission Percentage
226
Scores Submitted

56% of enrolled first-time students at Benedictine University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Benedictine University has a total enrollment of 3,779 students. The full-time enrollment at Benedictine University is 2,281 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,498. This means that 60.4% of students enrolled at Benedictine University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Benedictine University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 39.7% White, 13.3% Asian, 12.7% Hispanic or Latino, 9.34% Black or African American, 1.59% Two or More Races, 0.873% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.344% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Benedictine University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (21.7%), followed by White Female (20%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.85%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (26.3%), followed by Asian Female (9.06%) and White Male (7.89%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

60.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Benedictine University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,779 students. The full-time enrollment at Benedictine University is 2,281 and the part-time enrollment is 1,498. This means that 60.4% of students enrolled at Benedictine University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
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 University was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), Benedictine University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,500
  2. Asian
    504
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    481

The enrolled student population at Benedictine University is 39.7% White, 13.3% Asian, 12.7% Hispanic or Latino, 9.34% Black or African American, 1.59% Two or More Races, 0.873% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.344% 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 Doctoral Universities is 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% 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, 789 students (20.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 656 more women than men received degrees from Benedictine University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Benedictine University is white (775 degrees awarded). There were 1.56 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (496 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Benedictine University is Registered Nursing (97 degrees awarded), followed by Other Health Preparatory Programs (88 degrees) and General Psychology (78 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Benedictine University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Biology (153 degrees awarded), Health (765 degrees), and Human Sciences (46 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 Benedictine University are Registered nurses (1,475,610 people), Accountants & auditors (1,075,127 people), Other managers (802,918 people), Physicians (534,076 people), and Financial managers (471,512 people).

The most specialized majors at Benedictine University are Biology (153 degrees awarded), Health (765 degrees), Human Sciences (46 degrees), Business (582 degrees), and Psychology (103 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 University are Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Benedictine University are Biology (153 degrees awarded), Health (765 degrees), Human Sciences (46 degrees), Business (582 degrees), and Psychology (103 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 Benedictine University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,275,199 people), Elementary & secondary schools (1,096,910 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (790,144 people), Computer Systems Design (519,143 people), and Insurance carriers (518,826 people).

The most specialized majors at Benedictine University are Biology (153 degrees awarded), Health (765 degrees), Human Sciences (46 degrees), Business (582 degrees), and Psychology (103 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 University.
Most Common
  1. 97 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 88 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 78 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Benedictine University was Registered Nursing with 97 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

608
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,264
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 608 degrees were awarded to men at Benedictine University, which is 0.481 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,264).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 105 degrees were awarded to men at Benedictine University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.755 times less than the 139 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 207 degrees were awarded to women at Benedictine University in General Public Health, which is 2.59 times more than the 80 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

33%
100% Completion Time
47%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 33% of students graduating from Benedictine University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 47% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 49% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Benedictine University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, 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, 6.84% of graduates (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    775 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    496 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    239 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Benedictine University is white (775 degrees awarded). There were 1.56 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (496 degrees).

26.5% of degree recipients (496 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    548 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    227 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    156 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Benedictine University is white female (548 degrees awarded). There were 2.41 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (227 degrees).

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Operations

Benedictine University has an endowment valued at nearly $36.9M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.27M (3.44%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Benedictine University had a total salary expenditure of $74.1M. Benedictine University employs 48 Professors, 47 Assistant professors, and 35 Associate professors. Most academics at Benedictine University are Male Professors (27), Female Assistant professors(27), and Female Professors (21).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Benedictine University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 56 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 49 employees, and Management with 44 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$36.9M
2020 Endowment
3.72%
growth from 2019

Benedictine University has an endowment valued at about $36.9M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Benedictine University grew 3.72% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $265M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.27M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Benedictine University received $1.27M 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

$32.2M
2020 Salaries
7.06%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Benedictine University paid a median of $32.2M in salaries, which represents 43.4% of their overall expenditure ($74.1M) and a 7.06% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 15.4% decline from 2018 and a 3.05% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.1M
Instructional Salaries
141
Number of Employees

In 2020, Benedictine University paid a total of $11.1M to 141 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
48 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
56 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Benedictine University were Professor with 48 employees; Assistant professor with 47 employees; and Assistant professor with 35 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Benedictine University were Office and Administrative Support with 56 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 49 employees; and Management with 44 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

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

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

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